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‘An irreplaceable American’

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Associated Press Adm. Samuel Locklear III, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, saluted the flag-draped casket of U.S. Sen. Daniel Ino­uye on Sunday, during a memorial service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Adm. Cecil Haney, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, was among the military elite who joined other dignitaries beneath a tent on the Punchbowl grounds. The service included a 19-gun cannon salute and a flyover by F-22 Raptors in missing-man formation.
  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Inouye’s widow, Irene Hirano Inouye, was flanked by President Barack Obama, left, and Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, commander of U.S. Army Pacific.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Former Gov. George Ariyoshi, second from left, and Hawaii’s retiring U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, seated, introduced Ariyoshi’s grandson Ryoichi Ariyoshi, 9, to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid. Both Reid and Akaka spoke at the memorial service.
  • CINDY ELLEN RUSELL
    Cindy Ellen Russell / crussell@staradvertiser.com Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., spoke with U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa of Hawaii. Hana­busa, who is Ino­uye's choice to replace him in the U.S. Senate, said she doesn't know how Hawaii "will ever be able to make up" for Inouye's loss.
  • DENNIS ODA / doda@staradvertiser.com

    Gathered before the service began were Dr. Brian Monahan, left, attending physician for the U.S. Congress and Ino­uye's doctor; Larry Pressler, former U.S. senator from South Dakota; U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.; and state Rep. Marcus Oshiro (D, Wahiawa-Poamoho).

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / crussell@staradvertiser.com

    @Caption1:U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., made the trip from Washington to Hawaii to play taps during the service. Tester, a former music teacher, plays with just seven fingers, having lost three in a childhood accident.

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