Daily News header

Hawaii Senator Daniel K. Inouye Dies At 88

By     get stories by email

Hawaii's senior senator Daniel K. Inouye died Monday, from respiratory complications, at the age of 88.

Senator Inouye was a Medal of Honor recipient from his service during World War II.

Today, the United States expressed sadness of the passing of Senator Inouye.

In her remarks in Washington DC, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Senator Inouye inspired others to reach for the American dream.

"No matter what barrier was in his way, Danny shattered it." - Ms. Clinton

inoy
Inouye as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
According to Ms. Clinton, Senator Iouye was the highest-ranking Asian-American politician in history and the first Japanese-American to serve in the House of Representatives and Senate.

"He was a soldier, a Medal of Honor recipient and a hero." - Ms. Clinton

Ms. Clinton pointed out that despite the accolades from a lifetime of service, Senator Inouye never lost his humility and compassion.

"Danny was an icon in his native state of Hawaii and a tireless advocate for the disenfranchised, minorities, and women throughout the country." - Ms. Clinton

Senator Inouye spent his life working for a brighter future, and we are all better off for it.

"I will always cherish his friendship and guidance in the Senate. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Irene, and all those whose lives he touched." - Ms. Clinton

In 2009, the Aerospace Industries Association presented Senator Daniel K. Inouye with the prestigious Wings of Liberty Award, in recognition of his longtime support of the aerospace and defense industry.

Inouye was the second most-senior member of the U.S. Senate and has been a member and former chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee for 40 years and a member of the Appropriations Committee, for 38 years, which he has chaired. In that capacity, Senator Inouye enabled the US military to be the best equipped in the world.

Senator Inouye served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was wounded in combat in Italy. He later received the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award, for his wartime service.

The award is presented periodically to members of Congress who have made significant contributions to help bolster aerospace and national defense. The award, which embodies the spirit of America and the drive to achieve any dream, was made at a reception on Capitol Hill, one of several events celebrating National Aerospace Day.

Mina Fabulous follows the news, especially what is going on in the US State Department. Mina turns State Department waffle into plain english. Read more stories by Mina Fabulous. Contact Mina through NewsBlaze.

  Please click this get stories by email button to be notified about future stories, and please leave a comment below.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related World News News

The Hollywood Sentinel pays tribute here to stars that have passed on in 2013 and 2014, among more.
Nepalis are pessimistic about a new constitution being completed, and political players are more interested in their own power than getting anything done.
Mrs. Rajavi called on the international community to condemn this anti-human crime by the mullahs' regime and to adopt immediate measures through the UN Security Council to stop these crimes.
The terrorist attack is considered one of the deadliest attacks in Sinai for months. 26 Egyptian soldiers were killed and many were injured.
A shooter who killed one guard at the National War Memorial starting at 9:52 a.m. has been killed. The incident continued at the Canadian Parliament where the shooter was killed by Sergeant-at-Arms is Kevin Vickers. Ottawa downtown region under lock
Ongoing parliament under lock down, at least one soldier killed. This is an ongoing situation at this time and there are multiple reports of POSSIBLE additional shooting locations. Police are still actively searching for any possible additional shoo

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month



Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site