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Vice President Joe Biden looks back as Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, the second-longest-serving senator in history, lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Inouye was a Medal of Honor recipient who represented his state in the U.S. House and then the Senate, where he served for five decades. He died Monday evening at age 88 of respiratory complications. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Senator Daniel Inouye dies at 88

December 21, 2012

Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii died Dec. 16 at age 88 after

battling a respiratory illness. Inouye won the Medal of Honor in World War II—a

conflict that cost him his right arm—and later became the first

Japanese-American House member and then senator.