Legion Statement on Senator Inouye

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Legion Statement on Senator Inouye

The American LegionJohn Raughter, 317-630-1350 or Marty Callaghan, 202-263-5758

National Commander of The American Legion James E. Koutz issued the following statement on the death of Sen. Daniel Inouye:

“America lost a true hero and veterans lost a staunch advocate with the passing of U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye. His love of country was never more evident than when he earned the Medal of Honor and incurred serious wounds while leading his men in battle at San Terenzo, Italy. His lifetime passion for veterans, our military and our national security led The American Legion to present him with our prestigious Good Guy Award in 2005. Sen. Inouye was a proud Legionnaire and a great patriot.”