• Esther Hajiro, wife of Pvt. Barney Hajiro, Medal of Honor recipient who died Jan. 21, and her son Dean leave the burial service for Hajiro Feb. 14 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu. At the time of his death, Hajiro was the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient.

    Medal of Honor recipient buried at Punchbowl

    Esther Hajiro, wife of Pvt. Barney Hajiro, Medal of Honor recipient who died Jan. 21, and her son Dean leave the burial service for Hajiro Feb. 14 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu. At the time of his death, Hajiro was the...

  • Family members of Medal of Honor recipient Barney Hajiro's watch as pallbearers from the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Brigade fold the American flag during Hajiro's funeral. From left are Hajiro's wife Esther, son Dean and grandson Ian. Hajiro, 94, died Jan. 21 and was, at the time of his death, the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient. He was buried Feb. 14 at the National Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu.

    Honors for Pvt. Hajiro

    Family members of Medal of Honor recipient Barney Hajiro's watch as pallbearers from the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Brigade fold the American flag during Hajiro's funeral. From left are Hajiro's wife Esther, son Dean and grandson Ian. Hajiro, 94...

  • Maj. Gen. Robert Lee, Hawaii Adjutant General, hands Esther Hajiro, widow of Medal of Honor recipient Pvt. Barney Hajiro, the American flag Feb. 14 during burial services for him at the National Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu. Hajiro, who died Jan. 21 at 94, was at the time of his death the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient.

    Final honors

    Maj. Gen. Robert Lee, Hawaii Adjutant General, hands Esther Hajiro, widow of Medal of Honor recipient Pvt. Barney Hajiro, the American flag Feb. 14 during burial services for him at the National Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu. Hajiro, who died Jan...

  • Honorary pallbearers from the 442nd Regimental Combat Team salute their comrade Medal of Honor recipient Pvt. Barney Hajiro as his casket, carried by pallbearers from the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Brigade, is carried to its honorary position during a burial service Feb. 14 for Hajiro at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu. Hajiro's unit, comprised of Japanese-Americans enlisted personnel, was awarded 9,486 Purple Hearts, eight Presidential Unit Citations, and 52 Distinguished Service Crosses, the second-highest individual honor in the Army. Hajiro received three of those. He was the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient at the time of his death on Jan. 21. He was 94.

    Honorary pallbearers for Pvt. Hajiro

    Honorary pallbearers from the 442nd Regimental Combat Team salute their comrade Medal of Honor recipient Pvt. Barney Hajiro as his casket, carried by pallbearers from the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Brigade, is carried to its honorary position...

  • Surviving members of the 442d Regimental Combat Team, a regiment composed solely of Japanese-Americans enlisted personnel, greet each other at the burial service of one of their own - Pvt. Barney Hajiro, Medal of Honor recipient. Hajiro, who died Jan. 21 at 94, was the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient. His unit, also known as the "Go For Broke," was called the most decorated regiment for its size and length of service. Its 14,000 men earned 9,486 Purple Hearts, eight Presidential Unit Citations, and 52 Distinguished Service Crosses, the second-highest individual honor in the Army. Hajiro received three of those. He was buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Feb. 14.

    Go For Broke

    Surviving members of the 442d Regimental Combat Team, a regiment composed solely of Japanese-Americans enlisted personnel, greet each other at the burial service of one of their own - Pvt. Barney Hajiro, Medal of Honor recipient. Hajiro, who died Jan...

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