Daniel Inouye, after witnessing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, volunteered for the 442 Regimental Combat Team which became one of the most decorated units in World War II. While in France, Inouye was shot in the chest, but the bullet was stopped by a silver dollar he always carried in his breast pocket. In recognition of his courage, he received a Bronze Star and was given a battlefield commission to Second Lieutenant. In Italy Inouye led an assault that knocked out three German machine-gun nests at the Gothic Line. He attacked using grenades and a sub-machine gun. Inouye lost the use of his arm in the attack but continued to fight, his arm was later amputated. After the war, Daniel Inouye was elected as the first U.S. Representative for the State of Hawaii in 1959 and 1962 to the U.S. Senate. In 2000, he was awarded the Medal of Honor by Bill Clinton.
This Daniel Inouye History Mug is part of the Medal of Honor series.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.