History Main / DanielInouye

16th Mar '14 1:43:42 PM MarkLungo
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[[caption-width-right:160:How many 1 armed Japanese Congressmen did you know?]]

A UsefulNotes/WorldWarII veteran who served in Italy and Germany (being of Japanese descent he was in the all Japanese 442nd Regimental Combat Team, who weren't allowed in the Pacific to avoid the possibility of co-ordination with the enemy.) [[{{Badass}} He lost an arm from a grenade while machine-gunning down Nazi soldiers.]] He returned home and with help from the GI bill to become a lawyer, his dream of being a surgeon gone with his arm. After becoming a lawyer he returned to Hawaii and became her first Representative-At-Large for 3 years, eventually winning the Senate seat in 1962, and holding it until his death in 2012.

He was keynote speaker at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, and later part of the Senate Watergate Committee, and has been part of many Senate Committees, serving as the Chairman for Appropriations, Indian Affairs, and Defense on many different occasions. After a few failed bids for Senate Majority Leader, he was given the title of President of the Senate Pro Tempore in 2010 (mostly ceremonial title reserved for the most senior members of a party), making him third in the Presidential Line of Succession after the [[JoeBiden Vice-President]] and the Speaker of the House.

He tragically passed away on December 17, 2012 at 88 years old, and was saluted by the entire Senate body. Reportedly, his last word was "Aloha."

Has a [=Badass=] of the Week post [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/inouye.html here.]]

! Tropes relating to the President Pro Tempore
* {{Badass}}: He was a Japanese-American who kept petitioning the government to serve his country: he did. He went to Germany and lost his arm to a grenade, and resorted to pining himself against a tree to ''machine gun Nazi soldiers with one arm!'' After he woke up at the hospital, he couldn't believe his comrades when they told him. His ''Distinguished Service Cross'' was upgraded to a ''Medal of Honor'' by BillClinton in 2000, along with 19 other members who where denied due to their race.
* CoolOldGuy: He inspired his son Ken to join the HardcorePunk band MarginalMan. He even waited in line with skinheads, dreds, and other kinds of people that are avoided just to see his kid play.
* FinalWords: ''Aloha''
* LongRunners: One of the most prime examples: He is the second longest serving Senator EVER. If he had lived 2 more years, he would be the longest serving, surpassing Robert Byrd.
* YoungFutureFamousPeople: After his amputation, he went to recover at the Percy Jones Army Hospital in Battle Creek, UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}}, where he met fellow soldiers Bob Dole and Phil Hart. Dole even mentioning he wanted to go to Congress, being beaten to it by both men by a few years each. They went on to be lifelong friends, and the hospital was renamed the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center in 2003 to honor the 3 Senators.[[note]]Before it was an army hospital, it had been the Battle Creek Sanitarium, aka where corn flakes were invented. Yes.[[/note]]

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[[caption-width-right:160:How many 1 armed Japanese Congressmen did you know?]]

A UsefulNotes/WorldWarII veteran who served in Italy and Germany (being of Japanese descent he was in the all Japanese 442nd Regimental Combat Team, who weren't allowed in the Pacific to avoid the possibility of co-ordination with the enemy.) [[{{Badass}} He lost an arm from a grenade while machine-gunning down Nazi soldiers.]] He returned home and with help from the GI bill to become a lawyer, his dream of being a surgeon gone with his arm. After becoming a lawyer he returned to Hawaii and became her first Representative-At-Large for 3 years, eventually winning the Senate seat in 1962, and holding it until his death in 2012.

He was keynote speaker at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, and later part of the Senate Watergate Committee, and has been part of many Senate Committees, serving as the Chairman for Appropriations, Indian Affairs, and Defense on many different occasions. After a few failed bids for Senate Majority Leader, he was given the title of President of the Senate Pro Tempore in 2010 (mostly ceremonial title reserved for the most senior members of a party), making him third in the Presidential Line of Succession after the [[JoeBiden Vice-President]] and the Speaker of the House.

He tragically passed away on December 17, 2012 at 88 years old, and was saluted by the entire Senate body. Reportedly, his last word was "Aloha."

Has a [=Badass=] of the Week post [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/inouye.html here.]]

! Tropes relating to the President Pro Tempore
* {{Badass}}: He was a Japanese-American who kept petitioning the government to serve his country: he did. He went to Germany and lost his arm to a grenade, and resorted to pining himself against a tree to ''machine gun Nazi soldiers with one arm!'' After he woke up at the hospital, he couldn't believe his comrades when they told him. His ''Distinguished Service Cross'' was upgraded to a ''Medal of Honor'' by BillClinton in 2000, along with 19 other members who where denied due to their race.
* CoolOldGuy: He inspired his son Ken to join the HardcorePunk band MarginalMan. He even waited in line with skinheads, dreds, and other kinds of people that are avoided just to see his kid play.
* FinalWords: ''Aloha''
* LongRunners: One of the most prime examples: He is the second longest serving Senator EVER. If he had lived 2 more years, he would be the longest serving, surpassing Robert Byrd.
* YoungFutureFamousPeople: After his amputation, he went to recover at the Percy Jones Army Hospital in Battle Creek, UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}}, where he met fellow soldiers Bob Dole and Phil Hart. Dole even mentioning he wanted to go to Congress, being beaten to it by both men by a few years each. They went on to be lifelong friends, and the hospital was renamed the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center in 2003 to honor the 3 Senators.[[note]]Before it was an army hospital, it had been the Battle Creek Sanitarium, aka where corn flakes were invented. Yes.[[/note]]
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15th Sep '13 10:02:09 AM JIKTV
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A UsefulNotes/WorldWarII veteran who served in Italy and Germany (being of Japanese descent he was in the all Japanese 442nd Regimental Combat Team, who weren't allowed in the Pacific to avoid the possibility of co-ordination with the enemy.) [[[=Badass=] He lost an arm from a grenade while machine-gunning down Nazi soldiers.]] He returned home and with help from the GI bill to become a lawyer, his dream of being a surgeon gone with his arm. After becoming a lawyer he returned to Hawaii and became her first Representative-At-Large for 3 years, eventually winning the Senate seat in 1962, and holding it until his death in 2012.

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A UsefulNotes/WorldWarII veteran who served in Italy and Germany (being of Japanese descent he was in the all Japanese 442nd Regimental Combat Team, who weren't allowed in the Pacific to avoid the possibility of co-ordination with the enemy.) [[[=Badass=] [[{{Badass}} He lost an arm from a grenade while machine-gunning down Nazi soldiers.]] He returned home and with help from the GI bill to become a lawyer, his dream of being a surgeon gone with his arm. After becoming a lawyer he returned to Hawaii and became her first Representative-At-Large for 3 years, eventually winning the Senate seat in 1962, and holding it until his death in 2012.



* [=Badass=]: He was a Japanese-American who kept petitioning the government to serve his country: he did. He went to Germany and lost his arm to a grenade, and resorted to pining himself against a tree to ''machine gun Nazi soldiers with one arm!'' After he woke up at the hospital, he couldn't believe his comrades when they told him. His ''Distinguished Service Cross'' was upgraded to a ''Medal of Honor'' by BillClinton in 2000, along with 19 other members who where denied due to their race.

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* [=Badass=]: {{Badass}}: He was a Japanese-American who kept petitioning the government to serve his country: he did. He went to Germany and lost his arm to a grenade, and resorted to pining himself against a tree to ''machine gun Nazi soldiers with one arm!'' After he woke up at the hospital, he couldn't believe his comrades when they told him. His ''Distinguished Service Cross'' was upgraded to a ''Medal of Honor'' by BillClinton in 2000, along with 19 other members who where denied due to their race.
15th Sep '13 10:01:19 AM JIKTV
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A WorldWar2 veteran who served in Italy and Germany (being of Japanese descent he was in the all Japanese 442nd Regimental Combat Team, who weren't allowed in the Pacific to avoid the possibility of co-ordination with the enemy.) [[BadAss He lost an arm from a grenade while machine-gunning down Nazi soldiers.]] He returned home and with help from the GI bill to become a lawyer, his dream of being a surgeon gone with his arm. After becoming a lawyer he returned to Hawaii and became her first Representative-At-Large for 3 years, eventually winning the Senate seat in 1962, and holding it until his death in 2012.

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A WorldWar2 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII veteran who served in Italy and Germany (being of Japanese descent he was in the all Japanese 442nd Regimental Combat Team, who weren't allowed in the Pacific to avoid the possibility of co-ordination with the enemy.) [[BadAss [[[=Badass=] He lost an arm from a grenade while machine-gunning down Nazi soldiers.]] He returned home and with help from the GI bill to become a lawyer, his dream of being a surgeon gone with his arm. After becoming a lawyer he returned to Hawaii and became her first Representative-At-Large for 3 years, eventually winning the Senate seat in 1962, and holding it until his death in 2012.



Has a Badass of the Week post [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/inouye.html here.]]

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Has a Badass [=Badass=] of the Week post [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/inouye.html here.]]



* BadAss: He was a Japanese-American who kept petitioning the government to serve his country: he did. He went to Germany and lost his arm to a grenade, and resorted to pining himself against a tree to ''machine gun Nazi soldiers with one arm!'' After he woke up at the hospital, he couldn't believe his comrades when they told him. His ''Distinguished Service Cross'' was upgraded to a ''Medal of Honor'' by BillClinton in 2000, along with 19 other members who where denied due to their race.

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* BadAss: [=Badass=]: He was a Japanese-American who kept petitioning the government to serve his country: he did. He went to Germany and lost his arm to a grenade, and resorted to pining himself against a tree to ''machine gun Nazi soldiers with one arm!'' After he woke up at the hospital, he couldn't believe his comrades when they told him. His ''Distinguished Service Cross'' was upgraded to a ''Medal of Honor'' by BillClinton in 2000, along with 19 other members who where denied due to their race.
3rd Feb '13 10:04:56 PM karstovich2
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* YoungFutureFamousPeople: After his amputation, he went to recover at the Percy Jones Army Hospital, where he met fellow soldiers Bob Dole and Phil Hart. Dole even mentioning he wanted to go to Congress, being beaten to it by both men by a few years each. They went on to be lifelong friends, and the hospital was renamed the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center in 2003 to honor the 3 Senators.

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* YoungFutureFamousPeople: After his amputation, he went to recover at the Percy Jones Army Hospital, Hospital in Battle Creek, UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}}, where he met fellow soldiers Bob Dole and Phil Hart. Dole even mentioning he wanted to go to Congress, being beaten to it by both men by a few years each. They went on to be lifelong friends, and the hospital was renamed the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center in 2003 to honor the 3 Senators.[[note]]Before it was an army hospital, it had been the Battle Creek Sanitarium, aka where corn flakes were invented. Yes.[[/note]]
28th Jan '13 2:32:54 PM RoseAndHeather
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A WorldWar2 veteran who served in Italy and Germany (being of Japanese descent he was in the all Japanese 442nd Regimental Combat Team, who weren't allowed in the Pacific to avoid the possibility of co-ordination with the enemy.) [[BadAss He lost an arm from a grenade while machine-gunning down Nazi soldiers.]] He returned home and with help from the GI bill to become a lawyer, his dream of being a surgeon gone with his arm. After becoming a lawyer he returned to Hawaii and become her first Representative-At-Large for 3 years, eventually winning the Senate seat in 1962, and holding it until his death in 2012.

He was involved in many important events: He was keynote speaker at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, and later part of the Senate Watergate Committee, and has been part of many Senate Committees, serving as the Chairman for Appropriations, Indian Affairs, and Defense on many different occasions. After a few failed bids for Senate Majority Leader, he was given the title of President of the Senate Pro Tempore in 2010. A mostly ceremonial title reserved for the most senior members of a party, putting him third in the Presidential Line of Succession after the [[JoeBiden Vice-President]], and the Speaker of the House.

He tragically passed away on December 17, 2012 at 88 years old. Reportedly, his last word was "Aloha."

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A WorldWar2 veteran who served in Italy and Germany (being of Japanese descent he was in the all Japanese 442nd Regimental Combat Team, who weren't allowed in the Pacific to avoid the possibility of co-ordination with the enemy.) [[BadAss He lost an arm from a grenade while machine-gunning down Nazi soldiers.]] He returned home and with help from the GI bill to become a lawyer, his dream of being a surgeon gone with his arm. After becoming a lawyer he returned to Hawaii and become became her first Representative-At-Large for 3 years, eventually winning the Senate seat in 1962, and holding it until his death in 2012.

He was involved in many important events: He was keynote speaker at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, and later part of the Senate Watergate Committee, and has been part of many Senate Committees, serving as the Chairman for Appropriations, Indian Affairs, and Defense on many different occasions. After a few failed bids for Senate Majority Leader, he was given the title of President of the Senate Pro Tempore in 2010. A mostly 2010 (mostly ceremonial title reserved for the most senior members of a party, putting party), making him third in the Presidential Line of Succession after the [[JoeBiden Vice-President]], Vice-President]] and the Speaker of the House.

He tragically passed away on December 17, 2012 at 88 years old.old, and was saluted by the entire Senate body. Reportedly, his last word was "Aloha."
28th Jan '13 11:41:24 AM MrBadAxe
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He tragically passed away on December 17, 2012 at 88 years old.

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He tragically passed away on December 17, 2012 at 88 years old.
old. Reportedly, his last word was "Aloha."
12th Jan '13 2:57:37 PM Mcnickel
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Has a Badass of the Week post [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/inouye.html here.]]
17th Dec '12 9:39:51 PM Saffron2
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He was involved in many important events: He was keynote speaker at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, and later part of the Senate Watergate Committee. After a few failed bids for Senate Majority Leader, he was given the title of President of the Senate Pro Tempore. A mostly ceremonial title, only putting him in the Presidential Line of Succession after the [[JoeBiden Vice-President]], and the Speaker of the House.

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He was involved in many important events: He was keynote speaker at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, and later part of the Senate Watergate Committee. Committee, and has been part of many Senate Committees, serving as the Chairman for Appropriations, Indian Affairs, and Defense on many different occasions. After a few failed bids for Senate Majority Leader, he was given the title of President of the Senate Pro Tempore. Tempore in 2010. A mostly ceremonial title, only title reserved for the most senior members of a party, putting him third in the Presidential Line of Succession after the [[JoeBiden Vice-President]], and the Speaker of the House.



* LongRunners: One of the most prime examples: He is the second longest serving congressmen EVER. If he had lived 2 more years, he would be the longest serving, surpassing Robert Byrd.

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* LongRunners: *FinalWords: ''Aloha''
*LongRunners:
One of the most prime examples: He is the second longest serving congressmen Senator EVER. If he had lived 2 more years, he would be the longest serving, surpassing Robert Byrd.
*YoungFutureFamousPeople: After his amputation, he went to recover at the Percy Jones Army Hospital, where he met fellow soldiers Bob Dole and Phil Hart. Dole even mentioning he wanted to go to Congress, being beaten to it by both men by a few years each. They went on to be lifelong friends, and the hospital was renamed the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center in 2003 to honor the 3 Senators.
17th Dec '12 9:16:31 PM Saffron2
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He was involved in many important events: He was keynote speaker at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, and later part of the Senate Watergate Committee. After a few failed bids for Senate Majority Leader, he was given the title of President of the Senate Pro Tempore. A mostly ceremonial title, only putting him in the Presidential Line of Succession after the Vice-President, and the Speaker of the House.

He tragically passed away on December 17, 2012 at 88 years old.

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He was involved in many important events: He was keynote speaker at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, and later part of the Senate Watergate Committee. After a few failed bids for Senate Majority Leader, he was given the title of President of the Senate Pro Tempore. A mostly ceremonial title, only putting him in the Presidential Line of Succession after the Vice-President, [[JoeBiden Vice-President]], and the Speaker of the House.

He tragically passed away on December 17, 2012 at 88 years old.old.

! Tropes relating to the President Pro Tempore
*BadAss: He was a Japanese-American who kept petitioning the government to serve his country: he did. He went to Germany and lost his arm to a grenade, and resorted to pining himself against a tree to ''machine gun Nazi soldiers with one arm!'' After he woke up at the hospital, he couldn't believe his comrades when they told him. His ''Distinguished Service Cross'' was upgraded to a ''Medal of Honor'' by BillClinton in 2000, along with 19 other members who where denied due to their race.
*CoolOldGuy: He inspired his son Ken to join the HardcorePunk band MarginalMan. He even waited in line with skinheads, dreds, and other kinds of people that are avoided just to see his kid play.
*LongRunners: One of the most prime examples: He is the second longest serving congressmen EVER. If he had lived 2 more years, he would be the longest serving, surpassing Robert Byrd.
17th Dec '12 8:53:04 PM Saffron2
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[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Daniel_Inouye_professional_pic_6114.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:160:How many 1 armed Japanese Congressmen did you know?]]

A WorldWar2 veteran who served in Italy and Germany (being of Japanese descent he was in the all Japanese 442nd Regimental Combat Team, who weren't allowed in the Pacific to avoid the possibility of co-ordination with the enemy.) [[BadAss He lost an arm from a grenade while machine-gunning down Nazi soldiers.]] He returned home and with help from the GI bill to become a lawyer, his dream of being a surgeon gone with his arm. After becoming a lawyer he returned to Hawaii and become her first Representative-At-Large for 3 years, eventually winning the Senate seat in 1962, and holding it until his death in 2012.

He was involved in many important events: He was keynote speaker at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, and later part of the Senate Watergate Committee. After a few failed bids for Senate Majority Leader, he was given the title of President of the Senate Pro Tempore. A mostly ceremonial title, only putting him in the Presidential Line of Succession after the Vice-President, and the Speaker of the House.

He tragically passed away on December 17, 2012 at 88 years old.
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