1st Lieutenant Daniel Inouye; Wikimedia Commons

Born in Hawaii of Japanese immigrants,  Daniel Inouye joined the all-Nisei 442nd Regimental Combat Team in 1943. He lost an arm in Italy while leading an assault on German machine gun positions.  After receiving  the Medal of Honor,  Inouye completed law school and served in the U.S. Senate for nine terms.

Daniel Inouye died December 17, 2012.