Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Fact of the Day: Heroic Dan

During World War II, Daniel Inouye was seriously wounded in Italy but disregarded his own personal safety and led his platoon to successfully defeat Axis soldiers. When he returned home, he later was elected to represent Hawaii as a Democratic congressman and later a senator. In 2000, Inouye along with 21 other Asian-American World War II veterans received the Medal of Honor as it was discovered that prejudiced officials gave them lesser honors in the 1940's. 

17 comments:

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Great guy!

Kati said...

I hope I never have to experience war..

-Kati

Bob Bushell said...

I think he was truly honoured.

Emi ♡ 恵美 said...

Interesting :3


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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A brave and honourable man.

Lesser honours...what the heck?

Jax said...

Sounds like he deserved it. :)

Pat Hatt said...

It was well past due it seems

Christine said...

wow!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

about time I'd say

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Very cool. Better late than never, I guess.

stephen Hayes said...

Daniel Inouye represents what it means to be an outstanding American.

Caro * said...

A brave man.

Dascha said...

Wow!

xoxo
Dascha

Theresa Mahoney said...

I am glad to hear they finally got the recognition they deserved!

Cloudia said...

Thank you! We miss Dan!


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Dixie@dcrelief said...

Definitely past due. I remember reading about this at the time. Thanks Adam.

bj said...

Past due but better late than never.