I do like a good Drunk History lesson. I like it even more if they’re telling the story of an Asian American like Daniel Inouye. I’ve written once about the late Senator before. If you remember, he’s the world’s deadliest man in single combat – or at least a convincing case is made for it. Would you enlist with the army after you had just been imprisoned for being Japanese?
Who plays the Senator Warrior Inouye as a young man? It’s Steven Yeun of my favorite AMWF television couple (from The Walking Dead – as a couple they are sweet to each other. As zombiepocalypse survivors, they’re skull crushing and handy on missions.
They were looking to up their zombie kill count, and they found love….. aww…
Comment I agreed with…
“The whole story is even crazier because he gets shot in the gut before he gets to the 1st nest and the lower half of his right arm is dislocated with a grenade in it as he attacks the 2nd nest. He manages to pry the grenade that already has the pin pulled out with his left hand and throw it into the nest. He then proceeds with his machine gun in his off hand to deal with the final nest. To top things off he gets shot in the foot and has to wait an hour to get evacuated for medical help. After all this, he didn’t receive the Medal of Honor promptly because he was Japanese but eventually did down the road.”
I’m glad that his recognition increased and that he lived to see it. I hope one day because of his efforts and sacrifice, Asian American families won’t be held in captivity, presumed disloyal (internment) and that Asian American men are acknowledged for their masculinity and as defenders, providers, lovers, and friends.
Aloha and rest your soul Dan Inouye – may you be remembered as a loyal, courageous, and faithful servant to your principles and your people, the Americans.