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Old 17 Aug 12, 18:05
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Unhappy KEN JENSEN 1940 - 2012

I'm afraid I have grievous news to report, Captain Ken Jensen has passed away this morning according to his friend Ralph Thursby. For those who can attend: Services by Summers Funeral Home, 1205 W. Bannock, Boise, Id.

The Black Lions have lost one of their finest man today...

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Devastating...have no words.

Fair winds and following seas Ken.

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How sad. I sent a pm the other day telling him how much I missed his posts. Ken, my older and wiser Brother in Arms, you be good up there. Well be meeting up one day, as long as I can keep my act straight. I'm drinking a cold one for you. Blue skies, Brother.
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Dave, my heart and prayers goes out to Ken and all his family, friends and comrades. Attention for Orders. Ken Jensen has received a new PCS to Heaven. We salute him as the great man we have known here on ACG and for his service to the United States and its peoples and allies. You be missed, Sir.
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Rest well brother. Enjoy the peace that you didn't know here.
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Ken, I will miss you. I hope the love of your friends and your family surrounded your senses and your soul on the way through . . . with the sound of Earl Bostic's sax in your ear!

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Man, that's a bummer.

Ken and I went 'round plenty, but we had a fair understanding of each others motives too. He knew how to take a shot and how to give one back.

Once he gave me a pass to be a media apologist based on his being biased in his veteran sympathies. It was more "give" than any other veteran has ever showed me.

His viewpoint and opinions were invaluable to this forum. He shared so much more than most ever do.

Now I wish I had saved his PMs. Some of the best mutual understanding I've experienced with a person so opposite to myself.

He has been missed, and he will continue to be missed.
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A true gentleman. I enjoyed reading his reminisces on the war.

He will be missed.
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I wish I had spoken with him a little more here. Didn't see it coming. Ken was always around as far as I remember.
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I'm afraid I have grievous news to report, Captain Ken Jensen has passed away this morning according to his friend Ralph Thursby. For those who can attend: Services by Summers Funeral Home, 1205 W. Bannock, Boise, Ill.

The Black Lions have lost one of their finest man today...
To clear up any confusion, Ken's services are not in Boise Ill. (Illinois) but Boise Idaho. I'm very sorry to learn of his death. Since we only had a state border and a few hundred miles between us, I hoped to meet him sometime. Rest in Peace, brother.
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O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!O the bleeding drops of red,Where on the deck my Captain lies,Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills;
For you bouquets and ribboned wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!This arm beneath your head;It is some dream that on the deck,You've fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchored safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;
Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead.




He has gone to join his men on the wall
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