Dec 18 2012
"Senator Inouye was friendly and kind to all, but he was also a man of resolute courage and strength."
REMEMBERING DANIEL K. K. INOUYE
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)
The United States Senate and our nation have lost one of our finest leaders, Daniel Inouye of Hawaii. He was an outstanding United States Senator, a true statesman, a patriot and a gentleman.
It’s been an honor and pleasure to be able to work closely in the Senate with Dan Inouye as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. His service as chairman of the Committee, especially the Subcommittee on Defense, has been marked with consistently strong and thoughtful leadership. He was appreciated for his courtesies to other members, and his seriousness of purpose, as he carried out his important responsibilities.
He also earned the high praise he has received from the men and women of the Armed Forces who are the best equipped and trained military force in the world because of his diligent efforts in their behalf.
Senator Inouye was friendly and kind to all, but he was also a man of resolute courage and strength. He was very successful as an advocate for his state of Hawaii and our nation. All Americans should be grateful for his service in the United States Senate.