Talk:Barney Hajiro

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Victoria Cross[change source]

DJSasso's questions here focus attention on one sentence:

"Hajiro was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1948."<;ref>Sterner, C. Douglas. (2007). Go for Broke, p. 89.</ref>

However, only ENWP is cited as a source by DJSasso.

According to the Los Angeles Times obituary here, Hajiro did receive the British Military Medal. It is noteworthy that the Victoria Cross is not mentioned.

According to the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Hajiro was recommended for the Victoria Cross and "the British government gave him the British Military Medal aboard the Canadian destroyer Cayuga in 1948.<:ref>Kakesako, Gregg K. "Honor overdue," Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Hawaii). November 11, 1996; retrieved 2012-12-7.</ref>

Is more research needed? --Ansei (talk) 20:04, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Based on the official book "The Register of the Victoria Cross" (Published by This England Books. 1997). He isn't listed as a recipient of the award. The following website keeps a list of all recipients as well and does not have him listed. -DJSasso (talk) 20:39, 10 December 2012 (UTC)
Personally I would avoid user the Doug Stenner books if possible as references. I think they are ok as External links or Further reading but I view them much like Find a grave. There ok if there's absolutely nothing else but should be avoided if at all possible and viewed with caution and skepticism. Kumioko (talk) 01:05, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
The Sterner cite was removed here. --Ansei (talk) 12:43, 11 December 2012 (UTC)