Lester H. Jensen
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|
|AM or PM:||am|
Penn Yan Methodist Church
166 Main Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
|Lead Ride Captain:||Charlie Gysel, Acting Ride Captain|
|Lead Ride Captain Phone #:||585.269.1086|
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.
|Submitted by:||Dave Nichols|