CHICAGO, Dec. 18, 2012 — Boeing Chairman, President & CEO Jim McNerney issued the following statement today:
The people of Boeing are deeply saddened to hear of Sen. Inouye’s passing. As a Medal of Honor recipient, wounded veteran, and strong guardian of national defense in Congress, he was a real American hero, and he leaves a legacy of service, sacrifice and sense of duty that defined his extraordinary leadership. For almost 50 years in the Senate, he was an outstanding advocate not only for his constituents but also for the needs of the entire country, and especially the men and women in the military, for whom he cared deeply. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time of loss.