An American hero passes

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    'Aloha': Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dies at 88 - NBC Politics



    Born to working class parents, Hyotaro, a jewelry clerk, and Kame, a homemaker, Inouye dreamed of being a doctor, according to the Washington Post, plans that were sidelined by the war. He was a second-generation Japanese-American, or nisei, and he wrote that it pained him that those who dropped bombs on Hawaii looked like him.

    Inouye was 17 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served with the 442 Regimental Combat Team, according to a statement on his website. He lost part of his right arm while he was charging a series of machine gun nests in San Terenzo, Italy.

    "I looked at it, stunned and disbelieving. It dangled there by a few bloody shreds of tissue, my grenade still clenched in a fist that suddenly didn't belong to me anymore," Inouye wrote in his 1967 autobiography, "Journey to Washington," according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

    After the war, he was nominated for the Medal of Honor but did not receive it. President Bill Clinton later bestowed the honor on him and 21 other Japanese-Americans for their courage during World War II, according to the Star-Advertiser.
     
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    he had already been shot in the stomack and continued to lead his men into battle when his arm was injured.

    He then continued to lead his men until they won the battle.


    A Hero of a human being
     
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    why no accolades for a hero?
     
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    Can't speak for the others but I'm dumbfounded you could spell accolades.
     
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    gee I spelled it like I do everything by sound.


    Now do you have ANY praise for this dead American Hero?
     
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    What's more upsetting besides the senators passing is your command of the English language, assbrain
     
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    C'mon...be nice to the hearing impaired.
     
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    There were already several threads on this..TM.
     
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    Sen. Daniel Inouye was a great American patriot and a genuine war hero.

    That being said; I have a question for TM

    Would you still have started a thread in honor of Sen. Inouye if he was a life long Republican and not a Democrat?
     
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    If she is fond of war heroes she's gotta love George bush and bob dole
     

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