President Barack Obama will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously to Senator Daniel Inouye, reports Intercepts.
“Daniel Inouye was a lifelong public servant. As a young man, he fought in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, for which he received the Medal of Honor,” the White House said in a statement. “He was later elected to the Hawaii Territorial House of Representatives, the United States House of Representatives, and the United States Senate. Sen. Inouye was the first Japanese American to serve in Congress, representing the people of Hawaii from the moment they joined the Union.”