Sen. Dan Inouye Dies; In Office Since '59
When Daniel K. Inouye was 17, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. An aspiring surgeon, he spent much of the next week helping care for the wounded at an elementary school in his native Honolulu. He wanted to enlist immediately but couldn't. Japanese
It was a typical Monday night in the U.S. Senate: Returning to Washington from a weekend at home, senators would quickly enter the Senate Chamber to confirm judicial nominees and depart just as quickly into the cold night. The vote was scheduled for 5
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Daniel Inouye (D), who died Monday at age 88 from respiratory complications. But that doesn't mean the Aloha State's senior U.S. senator was inconsequential in national politics. A World War II hero who had represented Hawaii in Washington since it
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