April 25, 2014

Sen. Daniel Inouye, Senate’s second longest-serving member, Dead at 88

Sen. Daniel Inouye, the second longest serving senator in U.S. history and a decorated World War II hero, has died his office announced in a statement. He was 88. According to his office, “His last words were, ‘Aloha.’”

As our readers may remember, our Co-Editor-in-Chief Justin wrote “about Inouye” this past autumn. Our newsletter subscribers will recall Co-Editor-in-Chief Caroline’s story of Inouye’s famed service with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. To read his obituary is both emotional but also a testimony to his incredible record of service to our nation. As one of the Senate’s towering greats and elder statesman, there is no replacing him. That said, he did recommend Hanabusa.

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