Kenfield was a Pharmacist's Mate in Aviation Medicine in WWII.
There not being much to do in that line in
Hawaii at the end of the war, he was assigned to oversee
operations at Halawa Navy Cemetery just above Pearl Harbor.
This cemetery was established right after
the Dec. 7 attack and buriels were made until 1946, after which
the dead were sent back to the mainland and the rest combined
into the "Punchbowl" cemetery.
Prior to the war, Kenfield had completed
part of his training to become an embalmer and funeral director.
After demobilization he went on to the
University of Minnesota Mortuary Science Course and the
University of Tampa for a business degree. He founded and
operated Fred H. Kenfield Funeral Home, Inc. in St. Petersburg
and is still an active funeral director.
We deeply appreciate Fred's generosity and
gift of numerous, never-seen-before negatives that he took while
on duty at the Halawa Navy Cemetery.
Never Seen Before Photos by Fred H.