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Barney Hajiro remembered in funeral services

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Decorated World War II veteran Barney Hajiro is being remembered at a memorial service.

The ceremony took place at Hosoi Mortuary.

Hajiro was the nation's oldest living medal of honor recipient.

In 1944, Private Hajiro single-handedly destroyed two German machine gun nests during the rescue of the so-called "lost battalion."

He was shot in the shoulder and wrist which paralyzed his left arm.

Hajiro will be buried with full military honors at Punchbowl Cemetery on Monday.

He was 94 years old.

In honor of Hajiro, Governor Neil Abercrombie ordered state flags to fly at half staff across Hawaii.

It began this morning at sunrise, and ends Monday at sunset at all state offices, agencies, and the Hawaii National Guard.

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