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USS DANIEL INOUYE (DDG-118)

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Named by SecNav May 23 2013.
Fabrication bugun at BIW October 31 2014.

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Hudner 21kDaniel Ken "Dan" Inouye, September 7 1924 December 17 2012) was a Medal of Honor recipient and a United States Senator from Hawaii, a member of the Democratic Party, and the President pro tempore of the United States Senate from 2010 until his death in 2012, making him the highest-ranking Asian American politician in U.S. history. Inouye was the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. On May 23, 2013, the Navy announced that an Arleigh Burke class destroyer, USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118) would be named for him.Wolfgang Hechler

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