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December 23, 2012


Memorial Service for Inouye Held in Hawaii

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) told an emotional story at a memorial service for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye's (D-HI) about how he escorted former Sen. Bob Dole (R-KS), Inouye's longtime friend and a fellow wounded World War II hero, to pay their respects to Inouye at the Capitol Rotunda, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports.

Reid recounted how Dole, who usually uses a wheelchair, insisted on walking up to the casket.

Said Dole: "Danny's not going to see me in a wheelchair."

Dole, who lost the use of his right arm in combat, struggled to the casket, but "he got up there and, soldier to soldier, he saluted him with his left hand."












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