Warren N Jensen

 

The Montpelier Examiner, February 4, 1943

 

FISH HAVEN MAN KILLED IN ACTION

 

Private Warren N Jensen, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H Jensen of Fish Haven, was killed in action in defense of his country in the southwest Pacific area, December 5th, according to information received by Mrs. Jensen in a telegram from the Adjutant General.

Private Jensen, who entered the services January 7, 1942, was born in Fish Haven June 10, 1920.  He completed school in Fish Haven and also attended Fielding High School in Paris for two years.  Following this he carried the US Mail for his father for nearly two years between Randolph, Utah and Paris. His pleasant nature and sterling qualities made him many friends along the route, all of whom loved and respected him.  In November 1940, he started to school in Weiser, Idaho, where he completed a course in carpentry the following year in July.  From there he went to Olympia, Washington where he worked as a carpenter until December 1941.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by these brothers and sisters; J Roland Jensen of Mountain Home, Idaho; Frank Jensen of Garden City; Weldon Jensen of Logan, Utah; Mrs. Maxine Lowe of Worland, Wyoming; Vernon Jensen of Laramie, Wyoming and Dewey and Reed Jensen of Fish Haven.

The telegram read, "The secretary of war desires me to express his deep regrets that your son, Private Warren N Jensen, was killed in action in defese of his country in the Southwest Pacific area, December 5th/"
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The Montpelier Examiner, March 25, 1943

PURPLE HEART AWARD IS MADE

Posthumous award of the Purple Heart has been made to Private Warren N Jensen of the United States Infantry, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H Jensen of Fish Haven, who was killed in action in the southwest Pacific, December 5, 1942.

In a letter received recently by the Jensens from Adjutant General J A Ulio, statement is made that an engraved certificate had been forwarded to them and the Purple Heart decoration awarded in recognition of their sons supreme sacrifice.  Also in a message received from First Lieutenant Charles Kanapoux of the southwest Pacific area, came information concerning the death and burial of the young man as follows;  "You as parents, may well be proud of the manner in which your son conducted himself and I hope some consolation may be gained in the knowledge that he aided greatly in bringing us victory over our enemies.  Your son was killed east of the Sananda Track in the Buna Gona area while attaching Japanese positions.  He was given burial with religious and military rites and his grave has been well marked." 

Expressions of deep sympathy have been received by the family from Senator D Worth Clark and Idaho's First District Congressman Compton I White and from Governor C A Bottolfsen, also many other letters and cards from countless friends and acquaintances, all of which is deeply appreciated by the Jensens.

 

 

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