Vote! If Frank Tanabe could get his absentee ballot filled out while bedridden, you too can vote. Dying of liver cancer, this WWII veteran made his choices after having his daughter read him the options. Tanabe was forced to drop out of the University of Washington when his family was interned, and then volunteered for the U.S. Army as a translator. “He always told us it was very important to vote, because he saw his comrades in arms fight and die for American rights,” daughter Barbara said.
Frank Tanabe died at 93, a week after casting his final ballot.
(photo credit: Irene Tanabe)