HI - Senator Daniel Inouye dead at 88

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Story just breaking.

    Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye dies at age 88 (Washington Post)
     
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  3. angelmom

    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    The thought of him saying "aloha" is so touching. Makes me wonder if he were saying hello or goodbye...or both.

    RIP and aloha, Senator. Prayers for the family.
     
  4. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dead at 88 (AP)
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    He served under ten presidents. Amazing.
     
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    Jacie Estes Medical Marijuana Advocate

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    Prayers offered for Senator Inouye. We have lost a friend today, a champion for many who needed his voice.

    Hoka Hey, Senator...Mitakuye Oyasin.

    Dan Inouye spent his career building an enduring federal presence in Hawaii to ensure that the state would receive its fair share of federal resources. He worked to expand the military's presence on all major islands, stabilizing Pearl Harbor, building up the Pacific Missile Range and constructing a headquarters for the United States Pacific Command.

    He has worked to build critical roads, expanded bus services statewide and secured the federal funds for the Honolulu Rail Transit project. He championed the indigenous rights of Native Hawaiians and the return of Kahoolawe.

    He fought for the rights and benefits for veterans. Senator Inouye has left an indelible mark at the University of Hawaii, including support for major facilities and research assets. He has long supported local agriculture and alternative energy initiatives.

    Dan Inouye was always among the first to speak out against injustice whether interned Japanese Americans, Filipino World War II veterans, Native Americans and Native Hawaiians.


    http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/183853471.html
     
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    I always held an immense respect for him. His longevity was remarkable, especially considering he was Senator almost from statehood.

    Rest in Peace, Senator. Aloha.
     
  8. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Welcome to WS, meltedsnowflake.
     
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    deca New Member

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    He was a great speaker- a real interesting person. Rest in Peace.
     
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    Influential Hawaii senator Daniel Inouye dies aged 88 (Guardian)
     
  11. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    Thank you wfg for bringing the news here.

    He was such an inspirational man. He was on Oahu during the Pearl Harbor bombing as a student at the age of 17. He volunteered as a medic at the Red Cross and in 1943 when the ban was lifted on Japanese-Americans serving in the Army he went active duty. He lost his arm in Italy during the war. He won a medal of honor.

    Hawaii has lost a beloved son today. Rest in peace.

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/...-reed-army-medical-center-his-office-confirms
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    We lost a great American today, another member of The Greatest Generation.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    I should say he served in the U.S. Senate under ten presidents. Counting his time in the House - he took office there on the day Hawaii became a state, 21 August 1959 - he served in Congress under eleven presidents, including Ike.
     
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    Thank you. I've been lurking for the longest time and finally decided to make an account.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Daily Mail has the lengthy AP account of Sen. Inouye's life, with pictures:

    World War II hero Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, who played key role in Watergate investigation, dies at age 88
    much more at the link

    Vermont's Leahy now third in presidential succession (AP)
     
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    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    [video=youtube;cJ5lx8N9CL4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ5lx8N9CL4[/video]

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    Rest in peace, Senator Inouye. Thank you for the years you gave in service to our country. GB his family and friends.
     
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    nervous_nellie Carpe Noctem

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    Rest in Peace, Dan Inouye :rose:
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Made me tear up. Rest easy, Senator. Aloha~ :rose:
     

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