1399th Engineer Construction Battalion
Like other Japanese families in their area of Wainaku, the Haginos farm vegetables. On one acre of leased land, family members work six days a week: weeding, watering, planting, and harvesting.
Except for Sundays, Kenneth has little time for recreation.
He attends Japanese-language school in Wainaku; later he is a student at Hilo Japanese Independent School.
He attends Hilo Union, Hilo Intermediate, and Hilo High schools, graduating in 1939.