Honor Mission
Lester H. Jensen
US Army
Penn Yan, NY  - 01/04/2020
Update: 01/02 @12:25 pm: Updated the special information to include an escort.
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 1, Region 2, Region 3
About the Mission: The family of Lester H. Jensen has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to stand in honor of this WWII hero.

Mr. Jensen enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 , serving as a TSgt. for Company C 327th Glider, 101st Airborne (Screaming Eagles) Division. He was honorably discharged in 1945 after earning a Bronze Star Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, EAME Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and WWII Victory Medal while serving in battle in Ardennes, Central Europe, Rhineland, and Normandy (D-Day+1).

Portion of the above narrative was taken from his obituary.  The entire obituary can be viewed by using the following link. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/penn-yan-ny/lester-jensen-8976252

Mr. Jensen also served for a time with the U.S. Marine Corps, but specific details are currently unavailable.
Primary Staging Date: 01/04/2020
Primary Staging Time: 09:50
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Staging Location:

Penn Yan Methodist Church

166 Main Street

Penn Yan, NY 14527

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Lead Ride Captain: Charlie Gysel, Acting Ride Captain
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Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 585.269.1086
Special Information:

The PGR will establish a flag line for the arrival of family and friends.  The funeral service will begin at 11:00 am.

Following the memorial there will be an escort to Lakeside Cemetery for full military Honors.

Acting Ride Captain, Charlie Gysel is a friend of the Jensen family.

Submitted by: Dave Nichols
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