Frank Tanabe, the 93-year-old World War II veteran who served his country one last time by voting from his hospital bed, died Wednesday morning.
Nic Kawaguchi e-mailed me Wednesday afternoon to tell me that his
Grandpa passed away this morning with Kawaguchi’s mother, Barbara Tanabe by his side.
“It was peaceful and he was honored to have been called a Patriot and a real American in his final days,” Kawaguchi wrote.
You may have read my story about Tanabe, who was also a former resident of the Minidoka Relocation Center near Jerome.