Daniel Inouye's Heroic Moment

  • Season 2 , Ep 7
  • 08/12/2014
  • Views: 30,265

Daniel Inouye faces discrimination when he tries to fight in World War II but ultimately leads his own platoon on a dangerous mission in Italy. (2:52)

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ON COMEDY CENTRAL.

TONIGHT, THE STORYOF DANIEL INOUYE.

CHEERS.

DANIEL INOUYE IS PUTTING HIS TIEON ONE BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY MORNING

WHEN SUDDENLY HIS FATHER'SIN THE HALLWAY.

AND HIS DAD'S LIKE,THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

IT'S NOT A JOKE.

PEARL HARBOR'S BEEN ATTACKED.

WE'RE [bleep].AMERICA'S BOMBED.

HAWAII IS BOMBED.

PEARL HARBOR IS BOMBED.

BANG,DOWN HE GOES INTO HONOLULU,

AND HE WAS THE FIRST GUY IN LINETO ENLIST.

AND THEY CAME OUT AND SAID,YOU CAN'T ENLIST.

INOUYE'S LIKE, WHY?

BECAUSE YOU'RE A JAP.

YOU KNOW, IT SUCKS.

THAT JUST BLEWHIS [bleep] MIND.

HE WAS,WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

I'M READY TO ROCK AND ROLLON THIS [bleep], YOU KNOW.

WHY CAN'T JAPANESE-AMERICANSFIGHT?

WELL, THIS WAS BULL [bleep]BECAUSE NOT A ONE

OF THESE PEOPLEHAD PROVEN THEMSELVES

TO BE ANYTHING OTHERTHAN LOYAL [bleep] AMERICANS.

IT WASN'T UNTIL 1943 WHENFINALLY THE 442 WAS ORGANIZED.

WE ARE THE GO FOR BROKEJAPANESE-AMERICAN UNIT,

THE REGINAL INNERMINT--

INTERNET--THE INTERNET REGIMENT TEAM.

WHOO, MAN.

[laughter]

THE 442 INFANTRY REGIMENTUNITED STATES REGIMENT.

MOST OF THE 442CAME FROM HAWAII.

WHAT THE [bleep] IS THAT?

- WELL, WE'RE GONNA BUILD THESCENE.

LET'S SEE IF WE GOT--- OH, I SEE.

- WE'RE GONNA HIDE THERE.- WHAT THE [bleep] IS THIS?

HE'S PLAYING A GUITAR.

LOOK AT THIS ONE.

- OH, YEAH.IS THAT LA BAMBA?

- HE'S--YEAH, HE'S DOINGA GUITAR MOVE HERE, YOU SEE?

HE'S JUST, YEAH.

SO THE FIGHTING IN ITALYWAS BRUTALITY UNCHAINED.

THERE WAS MOUNTAIN FIGHTING.

IT WAS SLOW, PLODDING,DEADLY WARFARE.

DANIEL IS A--HE'S A LIEUTENANT,SO HE'S LEADING A PLATOON.

IT'S APRIL OF 1945.

THE OBJECTIVE,

WE GOT TO CLEARTHESE MACHINE GUN NESTS.

WHAT THE [bleep], YOU KNOW.

LET'S SENDTHESE JAPANESE GUYS IN.

LET'S SEEWHAT THEY CAN DO, OKAY?

YOU KNOW, GO OUT,KICK ASS, TAKE NAMES.

[bleep] THEM UP.

YOU KNOW, LET'S GO, MAN.

INOUYE LEADS HIS PLATOONUP THIS RIDGE.

GRADUALLY, HE SEES HIS MENBEHIND HIM GETTING KILLED.

INOUYE BY THIS POINT SAYS,MY MEN ARE SITTING DUCKS.

BUT INOUYE IS THE OFFICER,AND HE'S DANIEL INOUYE.

HE SAYS, OKAY, [bleep] IT.

I GOT A--I GOT A BAG FULL OF GRENADES.

I'M GONNA TAKE ANOTHER SHOT.

BY HIMSELF, HE KEPT ADVANCING.

IT'S LIKE SOMETHINGOUT OF A [bleep] MOVIE.

THE GUY'S THROWING GRENADESAND FIRING A MACHINE GUN.

THROWING GRENADESAND FIRING A MACHINE GUN.

BOOM, HE TAKE OUT ONE NESTWITH HAND GRENADES

AND ANOTHER NEST WITH SMALL ARMSFIRING HAND GRENADES.

AND NOW COMES THE THIRDMACHINE GUN NEST.

- YOU DON'T HAVE TO FINISH THAT,BY THE WAY.

THERE'S NO--

- OH, I MIGHT AS WELL GO AHEADAND DO IT TO IT, YEAH.

THAT'S THE GOOD--THAT'S THE BABY.

BOOM!

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