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Inouye to get presidential medal

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 09, 2013

~~<p>Former U.S. Sen. Daniel Ino&shy;uye, who overcame racism, earned a Medal of Honor for his bravery in World War II and became a legend in Congress, will posthumously receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom later this year, President Barack Obama announced Thursday.</p>
<p>The medal is considered the highest civilian honor given to individuals who have made meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace or to cultural or other significant endeavors, the White House said.</p>
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Former U.S. Sen. Daniel Ino­uye, who overcame racism, earned a Medal of Honor for his bravery in World War II and became a legend in Congress, will posthumously receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom later this year, President Barack Obama announced Thursday.

The medal is considered the highest civilian honor given to individuals who have made meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace or to cultural or other significant endeavors, the White House said. Login for more...



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