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DANIEL K. INOUYE | 1924 ~ 2012


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Hawaii mourns 'An American hero'

The venerable senator ‘changed our islands forever'

By Derrick DePledge

~~<p>Daniel Ken Ino&shy;uye, a Hawaii icon who lived a life of remarkable service to his country that included sacrificing his right arm in combat during World War II and representing the islands with distinction for nearly 50 years in the U.S. Senate, died Monday. He was 88.</p>
<p>The Hawaii Demo&shy;crat, who had earned the Medal of Honor for his heroism in battle, died of respiratory complications at 5:01 p.m. Eastern time (12:01 p.m. in Hawaii) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The senator had been hospitalized since Dec. 6 after fainting in one of his Senate offices.</p>
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Daniel Ken Ino­uye, a Hawaii icon who lived a life of remarkable service to his country that included sacrificing his right arm in combat during World War II and representing the islands with distinction for nearly 50 years in the U.S. Senate, died Monday. He was 88.

The Hawaii Demo­crat, who had earned the Medal of Honor for his heroism in battle, died of respiratory complications at 5:01 p.m. Eastern time (12:01 p.m. in Hawaii) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The senator had been hospitalized since Dec. 6 after fainting in one of his Senate offices. Login for more...



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