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Maddow: Daniel Inouye: An American Hero

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Rachel Maddow updates her audience on a few other political stories that it might have missed on Monday.

She reflects on the death of Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye and recounts his heroic actions during World War II. Senator Inouye earned the Medal of Honor while fighting in Italy in the European theater. He lost his right arm to German gunfire, but ruined a German gun post when he used his shattered arm to throw a grenade into the German position.

Inouye was first elected to the Senate in 1962. He would spend 53 years there, and become the second-longest serving Senator in U.S. history. He served as chairman of the Appropriations Committee since 2009.

Inouye passed away on Monday at Walter Reed Hospital. He was 88 years old.

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