LIEUTENANT CHRISTIAN JENSEN
Skipper of Coast Guard Cutters
In Service for 36 Years
Arlington, Virginia, October 30, 1943 – Lieutenant Christian Jensen of Portland, Maine, skipper of many Coast Guard cutters, was buried today in Arlington Cemetery with full military honors. He died at Brighton Marine Hospital after a short illness at the age of 67. A funeral service was held at Boston yesterday.
A veteran of thirty-six years’ service, Lieutenant Jensen became number one man on the Coast Guard’s Warrant Officer List in 1924 and was the first man commissioned from that group. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, he had made his home in Portland for many years and was Executive Officer of the Constitution Base, Boston, at his death.
- LT USCG
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/27/1943
- BURIED AT: SECTION 8 SITE 6051
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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