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Museum Set To Open

Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, trained at Camp Shelby during World War II. He's returning this weekend to officially open a new $4.5 million Armed Forces Museum. The museum features exhibits ranging from the War of 1812 to today's peacekeeping operations, said National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Tim Powell. Inouye is scheduled to keynote Saturday's opening ceremony, Powell said.

Gov. Ronnie Musgrove and Adjutant General James H. Lipscomb III are also on the agenda. ``I just think that's most appropriate,'' said retired Gen. Emmett Walker of Jackson, president of the museum board. Inouye trained at camp Shelby with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, comprised of Japanese-American volunteers. Inouye, the first Japanese-American elected to Congress, received the Medal of Honor for advancing on a German machine gun nest that had his platoon pinned down in Italy. He lost his right arm after it was shattered by a German rifle grenade.

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