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Military jet, destroyer to be named after late Sen. Daniel Inouye

Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:10AM   |  
Daniel Inouye
U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, a decorated World War II veteran, died in 2012. A C-17 Globemaster and a Navy destroyer will be named after late senator, according to reports. (Marco Garcia / AP)
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HONOLULU — A military cargo jet will be named after the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that a C-17 Globemaster III will be dedicated to Inouye in a ceremony this coming Wednesday.

The Navy also plans to name one of its new destroyers after Inouye, a World War II veteran and staunch supporter of the military during his 50-year tenure in the Senate.

He died nearly two years ago of a respiratory ailment. He was 88.

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