Monday, December 17, 2012

Senator Daniel Inouye Passes Away

After all of the sad events of the Newtown shooting, Senator Daniel Inouye, the senior senator from Hawaii, passed away on Monday.  Within the Asian American community, he was a towering figure both because of his senior role in the Senate but also because of his service during World War II in the legendary 442 infantry regiment (made up of Japanese Americans), a time when Americans of Japanese descent on the West Coast were forced into the World War II internment camps.   

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