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http://www.usatoday.com/story....1776021

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Ah, too bad. He served this nation well.

Yes indeed. Rest in peace.
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A big thank you for your service.  RIP.

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I voted for the man once, and it turned out to be his closest victory.  IMO, this is a man who served with Honor, and he was one of the Gang of 14 who found it more important to serve the country over just serving his Party.  

It will be interesting to see who serves in his place until the special election in 2014.


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Truly sad. The country has lost a true voice of reason and compromise.   There seems to be few statesman like him around anymore.

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Is he the last Senator who served in WWII?  The WWII generation is now gone in Congress?

Yet it was on the battlefields in Europe during World War II where Inouye first earned distinction. At a time when the federal government placed thousands of Japanese Americans into relocation camps, Inouye and his Asian-American peers petitioned the White House for the right to serve in the military. He dropped out of school to join the Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team, made up of "nisei," or Americans whose parents were born in Japan.

In 1944, Inouye narrowly avoided death in France when a bullet struck him in the chest and hit two silver dollars he carried in his shirt pocket for good luck.

He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism in 1945 during a battle in Italy near San Terenzo. Inouye and his unit were pinned down by fire. Already wounded by a bullet to his midsection, Inouye was lobbing hand grenades at the enemy when his right arm was almost completely severed by an enemy grenade launcher.

With his left arm, Inouye reached over to pry the live grenade out of his debilitated arm. Hours later while receiving treatment at an Army hospital, Inouye's right arm was amputated.

During his recovery in the hospital, Inouye became friends with a fellow American soldier named Bob Dole -- who later became a U.S. senator from Kansas. Inouye and Dole would often work together on issues when Dole was Senate Republican leader. Dole also lost the use of his right arm in World War II.


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Nope.  Frank Lautenberg of NJ served in the Signal Corp in the Army during WW2.  Daniel Akaka of Hi also served in the Army in WW2. 

http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/WW2vets.pdf


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Nope.  Frank Lautenberg of NJ served in the Signal Corp in the Army during WW2. 

And he's talking about running again when his term is up.

Anyway, hats off to Sen. Inouye.  I can't imagine wanting to stick with it to the end.
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Senator Dole salutes his former colleague

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The senate is a lesser place without both of them.
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The senate is a lesser place without both of them.

I agree.  However you may have felt about either of their politics, guys who put their lives and limbs on the line were people I was honored to have representing me.

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One thing I will always remember about Inouye is the way he went after that creep POS Oliver North
during the Iran-contra  in the mid to late 1980's. Inouye always had my respect because of that


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The senate is a lesser place without both of them.

I agree.  However you may have felt about either of their politics, guys who put their lives and limbs on the line were people I was honored to have representing me.

The greatness of their politics was where America's greatest strength has always been, the actual center, not today's shameful idea of it.

R.I.P Senator, Soldier.


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