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US Army Pacific posthumously honors US Sen. Inouye

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HONOLULU (AP) - U.S. Army Pacific is honoring the contributions of Hawaii's late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye.

Inouye was posthumously honored with the "Spirit of the Warrior" award during the command's birthday commemoration ceremony in Waikiki last week. Former Inouye Chief of Staff Jennifer Sabas accepted a medal that will be given to his widow.

It's the command's highest annual civilian award and honors those who support soldiers, their families and the Army community.

Inouye died in December at age 88. He served in World War II as an Army officer with the famed 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment of mostly Japanese-American soldiers.

The command says he championed many initiatives and funding for the military, and specifically for Hawaii's Army community.

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