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December 19, 2012

Norman Y. Mineta Statement on the Passing of Senator Daniel Inouye

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Dan Inouye became a hero in everything he did – as a young soldier on the battlefields of World War II and a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, as one of the architects of the State of Hawai’i, as the first American of Japanese ancestry to serve in the United States House of Representatives, as the first Japanese American United States Senator, and as the highest-ranking Asian Pacific American in U.S. history as President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate.

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