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NAVY LEAGUE HONOLULU AMERICAN PATRIOT AWARD

2021 AWARD RECIPIENT - DANIEL K. INOUYE

Past  Recipients

2004-2012

2004     

     RADM Joseph Vasey

2005     

     CAPT Jerry Coffee

2006     

     Third Marine Regiment

2007     

     ADM Thomas Fargo

     Elaine Ota

2008     

     P. Pasha Baker

     VADM Robert Kihune

2009     

     Jim Nabors

     LtGen Henry Stackpole

2010     

     CAPT Jim & Carole Hickerson

     Michael Perry & Larry Price

2011

     Timothy Guard

     Dr. Lawrence Tseu

2012     

     Mildred Courtney

     Senator John McCain


Daniel K. Inouye was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on September 7, 1924, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Hawaii, and his law degree from George Washington University. During World War II, Inouye served in the U.S. Army’s 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Composed of soldiers of Japanese ancestry, the 442nd became one of the most decorated military units in U.S. history. For his combat heroism, which cost him his right arm, Inouye was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart with Cluster. Following the war, he practiced law in Hawaii before entering territorial politics in 1954. When Hawaii became the 50th state, Inouye became one of its first representatives in the U.S. Congress. In 1962 he won election to the U.S. Senate. He was a longtime member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which he chaired from 2009 to 2012, and also served as the Senate’s president pro tempore from 2010 until his death in 2012. In 2013 Senator Inouye was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, becoming the first—and to date, only—senator to receive both the Medal of Freedom and the Medal of Honor.

Past  Recipients

2013-2020

2013     

     John Henry Felix

     ADM Ronald Hays

2014     

     Colonel John Bates

     David Carey

2015     

     Don Horner

     Senator Jim Webb

2016     

     MG Robert Lee

     Shelley Wilson

2017     

     GEN David Bramlett

     Jennifer Sabas

2018     

     ADM Richard Macke

     Carole Kai Onouye

2019     

     Henry Kapono

     ADM Ronald Zlatoper

2020

     Connie Lau

     ADM Paul Zukunft