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AJA LEGACY


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A champion of Japanese-Americans

Inouye fought hard not only in war, but also in Congress and won an apology and compensation for WWII internees

By Allison Schaefers

~~<p>Daniel K. Inouye, the last Medal of Honor winner living in Hawaii from World War II's highly decorated 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team, was a source of great pride and inspiration to the Japa&shy;nese-American community in the islands.</p>
<p>While he made a name for himself for bravery and sacrifice on the battlefields of Europe in the unit of mostly Japa&shy;nese-American soldiers, Ino&shy;uye continued endearing himself to the community upon his return home, where he battled social injustice through his achievements and the causes he advocated, such as advancing, along with Sen. Spark Matsu&shy;naga, the bill that became the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing Japa&shy;nese-American internees with a U.S. apology and compensation.</p>
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Daniel K. Inouye, the last Medal of Honor winner living in Hawaii from World War II's highly decorated 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team, was a source of great pride and inspiration to the Japa­nese-American community in the islands.

While he made a name for himself for bravery and sacrifice on the battlefields of Europe in the unit of mostly Japa­nese-American soldiers, Ino­uye continued endearing himself to the community upon his return home, where he battled social injustice through his achievements and the causes he advocated, such as advancing, along with Sen. Spark Matsu­naga, the bill that became the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing Japa­nese-American internees with a U.S. apology and compensation. Login for more...



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