November 3, 2011

Senator Daniel Inouye, longtime Senator from Hawaii, served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II. In this clip, he describes a battle in which he lost his right arm, earning a Distinguished Service Cross which was later upgraded to the United States Medal of Honor. Senator Inouye’s interview was conducted back in 1998, and is available in the Densho Digital Archive.

View the Archive Spotlight interview excerpt