HONOLULU (AP) — A World War II veteran who inspired many with his determination to vote even though he had end-stage liver cancer died Wednesday.
Frank Tanabe’s daughter Barbara Tanabe said he died at her Honolulu home, where he has spent the past few weeks in hospice. He was 93.
Barbara Tanabe said she put the American flag up outside the home to mark the day for him and their family.
“He really liked it when I put out the flag,” she said.
His family knows which candidates he chose, but they’ve decided to keep that information private.
Barbara Tanabe said it’s not important who her father voted for — it’s the voting itself that makes a difference.