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Subscribe: Google Podcasts | MoreEpisode 7 is a tribute to my father for Memorial Day. My father, James Rollo Jensen, was a tech sergeant in the US Marines. He fought in WWII where he went island hopping in the south pacific as a fighter airplane mechanic. He experienced invasions and survived many enemy bombings. After WWII, he went on to Korea, where he worked as a military policeman and was involved with undercover drug enforcement. He was one tough guy. I am proud to be his son.
This episode contains recordings that he made during the last year of his life. In one of them, he describes his experiences in the South Pacific in World War II. He recorded this after he had suffered a stroke in Hawaii. It’s poignant and very human.
I miss him very much and am very grateful that he is my father.
I love you dad.
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Wayne Holzkamp says
How lucky you are to have recordings of your father. My father was a seargent in the 8th Air Corps, 387th bomb group. He was in armaments, so was responsible for arming B-26 Martin Marauders, otherwise known as widow-makers. He was stationed in England, then France and Holland.
Yes. I am very lucky to have these recordings. I am also very lucky to have a daughter, Amelia, who is a family archivist, and has digitized everything both audio and video, ever recorded in our family. My other daughter, Annika also enabled me to get these videos in time for Memorial Day, toot suite! As usual, it's the women in my life that enable me to function. 😉
its true - time moves on in an unavoidable way!i dont csneidor myself "doomed" to age though - i quite look forward to the experiences that come with growing older.