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October 22, 2012
Irene Tanabe photo

In this Oct. 17, 2012 photo provided by Irene Tanabe, Frank Tanabe, center, gets help from his daughter Barbara Tanabe, left, to fill out his absentee ballot in Honolulu while his wife Setsuko Tanabe sits in the foreground. The photo of the 93-year-old World War II veteran casting what will likely be his last ballot has captured the hearts of tens of thousands of Internet users.

Irene Tanabe photo

In this Nov. 2011 photo provided by Irene Tanabe, Frank Tanabe holds a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, D.C., awarded collectively to Japanese-American veterans of World War II, including those who served in his unit, the Military Intelligence Service. A photograph of a 93-year-old World War II veteran casting what will likely be his last ballot has captured the hearts of tens of thousands of Internet users.