RIP Daniel Inouye

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    RIP Daniel Inouye

    Sen. Daniel Inouye, a World War II hero, pioneer for the state of Hawaii and the second-longest serving senator in American history, died Monday at the Walter Reed Medical Center after fighting emphysema and respiratory complications. He was 88.


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    A brave public servant who will be terribly missed in the halls of congress.
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    RIP Daniel Inouye

    His Medal of Honor citation is ****ing intense.
    Second Lieutenant Daniel K. Inouye distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 21 April 1945, in the vicinity of San Terenzo, Italy. While attacking a defended ridge guarding an important road junction, Second Lieutenant Inouye skillfully directed his platoon through a hail of automatic weapon and small arms fire, in a swift enveloping movement that resulted in the capture of an artillery and mortar post and brought his men to within 40 yards of the hostile force. Emplaced in bunkers and rock formations, the enemy halted the advance with crossfire from three machine guns. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Second Lieutenant Inouye crawled up the treacherous slope to within five yards of the nearest machine gun and hurled two grenades, destroying the emplacement. Before the enemy could retaliate, he stood up and neutralized a second machine gun nest. Although wounded by a sniper’s bullet, he continued to engage other hostile positions at close range until an exploding grenade shattered his right arm. Despite the intense pain, he refused evacuation and continued to direct his platoon until enemy resistance was broken and his men were again deployed in defensive positions. In the attack, 25 enemy soldiers were killed and eight others captured. By his gallant, aggressive tactics and by his indomitable leadership, Second Lieutenant Inouye enabled his platoon to advance through formidable resistance, and was instrumental in the capture of the ridge. Second Lieutenant Inouye’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the United States Army.
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    Originally Posted by OnlyOneOklahoma View Post
    A brave public servant who will be terribly missed in the halls of congress.
    A war hero for sure but I won't miss his liberal votes in congress.
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    Originally Posted by okie52 View Post
    A war hero for sure but I won't miss his liberal votes in congress.
    I'm pretty sure Hawaii can find another liberal to take his place...

    It really shouldn't be an honor to be a Senator that long much less at 88. Also, our politicians gave up being "public servants" years ago. RIP to a war hero, someone who seemed like a decent person and a fellow human.
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    Originally Posted by okie52 View Post
    A war hero for sure but I won't miss his liberal votes in congress.
    Originally Posted by brokebacksooner View Post
    I'm pretty sure Hawaii can find another liberal to take his place...

    It really shouldn't be an honor to be a Senator that long much less at 88. Also, our politicians gave up being "public servants" years ago. RIP to a war hero, someone who seemed like a decent person and a fellow human.
    True. Great war hero. Liberal in DC. There are plenty like him in Hawaii.

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    RIP Daniel Inouye

    Originally Posted by brokebacksooner View Post
    I'm pretty sure Hawaii can find another liberal to take his place...

    It really shouldn't be an honor to be a Senator that long much less at 88. Also, our politicians gave up being "public servants" years ago. RIP to a war hero, someone who seemed like a decent person and a fellow human.
    No disagreement here, I am all about term limits. Still a good public servant and someone capable of throwing a grenade into a bunker after having an arm blown off and being shot in the gut. I doubt many here today have that kind of fortitude.
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    I don't share the same political affiliation as him, but he's a war hero, and I have massive respect for anyone who has the fortitude to do what he did.


    RIP.
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    Re: RIP Daniel Inouye

    Originally Posted by brokebacksooner View Post
    I'm pretty sure Hawaii can find another liberal to take his place...

    It really shouldn't be an honor to be a Senator that long much less at 88. Also, our politicians gave up being "public servants" years ago. RIP to a war hero, someone who seemed like a decent person and a fellow human.
    Well said , I love you to bits

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    Originally Posted by brokebacksooner View Post
    I'm pretty sure Hawaii can find another liberal to take his place...

    It really shouldn't be an honor to be a Senator that long much less at 88. Also, our politicians gave up being "public servants" years ago. RIP to a war hero, someone who seemed like a decent person and a fellow human.
    Hell, he was going to run again at 92.

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    RIP Daniel Inouye

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    Hell, he was going to run again at 92.
    Strom ran and was elected at 95 and served at 100. What's your point?

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    Originally Posted by okie52 View Post
    Hell, he was going to run again at 92.
    Had he won, still would have need another fifty years of life to catch up with Strom Thurmond.

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    RIP to a great man, courageous warrior, and phenomenal human being. Politics just pales in comparison to the things that truly matter in life. We need more people like him, even if they are liberals.

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    RIP Daniel Inouye

    Anyone that gets a Medal of Honor transcends politics for me.
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    RIP Daniel Inouye

    Originally Posted by OnlyOneOklahoma View Post
    His Medal of Honor citation is ****ing intense.
    Most are.

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    Originally Posted by OnlyOneOklahoma View Post
    Strom ran and was elected at 95 and served at 100. What's your point?
    Unless you're back tracking the same as your's.....inouye, Thurmond, Byrd etc... Should have been long gone from congress.

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    Originally Posted by Sinatra View Post
    Had he won, still would have need another fifty years of life to catch up with Strom Thurmond.
    50, eh?

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    Originally Posted by oucub23 View Post
    Most are.
    Always one of my favorites....

    Second Lt. Murphy commanded Company B, which was attacked by six tanks and waves of infantry. 2d Lt. Murphy ordered his men to withdraw to a prepared position in a woods, while he remained forward at his command post and continued to give fire directions to the artillery by telephone. Behind him, to his right, one of our tank destroyers received a direct hit and began to burn. Its crew withdrew to the woods. 2d Lt. Murphy continued to direct artillery fire, which killed large numbers of the advancing enemy infantry. With the enemy tanks abreast of his position,2d Lt. Murphy climbed on the burning tank destroyer, which was in danger of blowing up at any moment, and employed its .50 caliber machine gun against the enemy. He was alone and exposed to German fire from three sides, but his deadly fire killed dozens of Germans and caused their infantry attack to waver. The enemy tanks, losing infantry support, began to fall back. For an hour the Germans tried every available weapon to eliminate 2d Lt. Murphy, but he continued to hold his position and wiped out a squad that was trying to creep up unnoticed on his right flank. Germans reached as close as 10 yards, only to be mowed down by his fire. He received a leg wound, but ignored it and continued his single-handed fight until his ammunition was exhausted. He then made his way back to his company, refused medical attention, and organized the company in a counterattack, which forced the Germans to withdraw. His directing of artillery fire wiped out many of the enemy; he killed or wounded about 50. 2d Lt. Murphy's indomitable courage and his refusal to give an inch of ground saved his company from possible encirclement and destruction, and enabled it to hold the woods which had been the enemy's objective.

    When asked after the war why he had seized the machine gun and taken on an entire company of German infantry, he replied simply, "They were killing my friends."[
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