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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, Id.

    The Black Lions have lost one of their finest man today...
    Last edited by Boonierat; 17 Aug 12, 18:09.

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    Devastating...have no words.

    Fair winds and following seas Ken.

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    • #3
      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.
      There are no stupid questions,but there are alot of inquisitive idiots. -Hankwill

      "A special breed of man will sacrifice everything for the security and freedom of so many unthankful others"
      - Ron Piper

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      • #4
        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.
        Last edited by RichardS; 17 Aug 12, 19:48.
        Eagles may fly; but weasels aren't sucked into jet engines!

        "I'm not expendable; I'm not stupid and I'm not going." - Kerr Avon, Blake's 7

        What didn't kill us; didn't make us smarter.

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        • #5
          Lost for words

          Rest well brother. Enjoy the peace that you didn't know here.
          "Ask not what your country can do for you"

          Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

          you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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          • #6
            Our Ken

            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!

            Your friend, one of many, RR
            www.RadioVietnam.net

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            • #7
              Indyref2 - still, "Yes."

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                • #9
                  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.
                  Last edited by Paul Mann III; 17 Aug 12, 20:15.
                  "This life..., you know, "the life." You’re not gonna get any medals, kid. This is not a hero business; you don’t shoot people from a mile a way. You gotta stand right next to them... blow their heads off."

                  BoRG

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                  • #10
                    A true gentleman. I enjoyed reading his reminisces on the war.

                    He will be missed.
                    So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.

                    Aldous Huxley: Ends and Means (1937)

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                    • #11
                      A true Officer and Gentleman.

                      RIP.

                      "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

                      Homer


                      BoRG

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                      • #12


                        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.
                        "[...]

                        While Brittania's Huns with their long-range guns
                        Sailed in through the foggy dew.


                        [...]"

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                        • #13
                          Sorry to hear about Ken's passing.
                          “When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.”
                          ― Groucho Marx

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Boonierat View Post
                            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.
                            No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends John 15:13

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                            • #15
                              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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