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'An irreplaceable American'

Hawaii's senior senator is saluted at Punchbowl for a life filled with humility, courage and sacrifice

By Derrick DePledge

~~<p>U.S. Sen. Daniel Ino&shy;uye was remembered Sunday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, a soldier's goodbye with military honors for a humble man who taught so many the meaning of sacrifice.</p>
<p>Under a bright blue Hawaii sky, Ino&shy;uye, who had earned the Medal of Honor for his valor in World War II, received a 19-gun cannon salute and a flyover by F-22 Raptor fighter jets in missing-man formation. President Barack Obama, the Hawaii-born commander in chief, sat in the front row of the ceremony with his wife, Michelle.</p>
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U.S. Sen. Daniel Ino­uye was remembered Sunday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, a soldier's goodbye with military honors for a humble man who taught so many the meaning of sacrifice.

Under a bright blue Hawaii sky, Ino­uye, who had earned the Medal of Honor for his valor in World War II, received a 19-gun cannon salute and a flyover by F-22 Raptor fighter jets in missing-man formation. President Barack Obama, the Hawaii-born commander in chief, sat in the front row of the ceremony with his wife, Michelle. Login for more...



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