WWII Medal of Honor recipient Barney Hajiro passes away at the age of 94





Here at home and abroad, people are also mourning the death of World War II Veteran Barney Hajiro -- a decorated war hero who was America's oldest living medal of honor recipient.

Private Hajiro died early yesterday morning at the Maunalani nursing home at the age of 94.

His son, Glenn remembers his father as a shy person who never wanted recognition for serving his country.

In 2000, President Clinton awarded Barney Hajiro with the military's highest award, the medal of honor.

"I don't care about the medal you know I just want to come home in one piece with the boys yeah," says Barney Hajiro, in an interview in May 2001.

Glenn Hajiro says his father was a humble person.

So humble that his father never talked about his war experiences.

"Never knew he never talked about the war, he was shy, but he was proud of what he did" says Hajiro....



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