Black Hawk County

S/Sgt. Warren C. Jensen

 

 

 

Two Former Waterloo Men Killed

Two former Waterloo men were reported killed in action according to word received yesterday by their respective parents.

They are:

Staff Sgt. Warren C. Jensen, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Jensen, New Hartford, Ia., killed Jan. 2 on Leyte island in the Philippines.

Pfc. John Clayton Roberts, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roberts, near Dike, Ia., killed in France Feb. 3.

[NOTE: Portions of this article regarding Pfc. Roberts has been omitted but may be found on his individual webpage within this site.]

Sergeant Jensen was serving with company B of the 184th infantry, and had been serving overseas for two and one half years at Pearl Harbor, Marshall islands, Kwajalein and Lete. He was wounded in action in the Marshall islands July 17, 1944.

Before entering the service in June, 1941, he resided with his parents on a farm near Waterloo.

Born Feb. 24, 1923, in Wauseca, Minn., son of Hans and Emma Miller Jensen, he came to Black Hawk county with his parents in 1928. After residing here for a year, the family moved to Butler county. He attended New Hartford high school. He enlisted in the army in Waterloo.

Surviving are his parents, two brothers, Andrew, Dunkerton, Ia., Petty Officer Robert, in the Pacific, and two sisters, Mrs. William Anderson, Dunkerton, and Marilyn, 7, at home.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, February 25, 1945, Page 3 (photo included)

THANKS

WE WISH to Thank all Our Relatives and Friends, also all the veterans organizations for the flowers and letters during the reburial [Fairview Cemetery] of our son, Sgt. Warren C. Jensen.

-- Mr. and Mrs. Hans Jensen and family. New Hartford, Ia.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, September 19, 1948, Section Two, Page 28