Death of Senator Daniel Inouye

September 7, 1924 - December 17, 2012
District Of Columbia | Age 88

Hawaiian senator dead at 88
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OSKAR GARCIA, The Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) — On Dec. 7, 1941, high school senior Daniel Inouye knew he and other Japanese-Americans would face trouble when he saw Japanese dive bombers, torpedo planes and fighters on their way to bomb Pearl Harbor and other Oahu military bases.

He and other Japanese-Americans had wanted desperately to be accepted, he said, and that meant going to war.

"I felt that there was a need for us to demonstrate that we're just as good...

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