Toshiyuki Nakasone
1399th Engineer Construction Battalion

Toshiyuki Nakasone

Toshiyuki Nakasone

Toshiyuki Nakasone, eighth of ten children, is born in 1920, in Lahaina, Maui.

His parents, Kokyu and Ushi Nakasone, are issei from Okinawa. Arriving in 1906, Kokyu works at sugar plantations on Oahu, Kauai, and Maui.

In 1914, Kokyu and Ushi settle in Lahaina where they raise their family. Realizing that barbering is more profitable than plantation work, Kokyu opens a barbershop. In the back of the shop is their home.