|Back to Home > Bulletin Board > Current Events > Topic: a moment's timeout for a true hero...|
a moment's timeout for a true hero...
Posted - 12/17/2012 7:56:35 PM | show profile | flag this post
senator dan inouye of hawai'i died today at the age of 88..
he fought with the 100th infantry division and the 442nd regimental combat team in europe..
units composed of his fellow japanese-americans.. still the most decorated unit in american military history..he left his arm there..
after that, he was instruental in the effort to gain statehood for hawai'i, and represented it in congress for decades..
rest in peace, senator..
Posted - 12/17/2012 8:32:09 PM | show profile | flag this post
Amen. A true hero.
Word from the family was that is last word was "Aloha". Whether true or not, it sure was fitting. Great american, and Bless his family.
Posted - 12/18/2012 8:35:50 AM | show profile | flag this post
In reading his obituary...
it talked about how he'd taken out two German machine gun nests and was attacking a third with a grenade when a German rifle grenade shattered his right arm. He pried the grenade out of his lost arm's fingers, threw it, and continued charging the enemy.
It was only one day in a life of public service to our country. We are all better off for his contributions from his service in Europe to his service on Capitol Hill.
Aloha, Senator Inouye.
Posted - 12/18/2012 12:11:17 PM | show profile | flag this post
His paddle-out will be huge.