EM3c Keith Marlow Jensen,
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EM3c Keith Marlow Jensen
Keith Marlow Jensen was born May 19, 1918 at Sandy, Utah, then a town of about 1,200 south of Salt Lake City.
His father, Evan Orlando Jensen, was a farmer and his mother, Edith Brown Jensen, a homemaker. She died of pleuro-pneumonia when the boy was 10.
He was a Boy Scout and attended Jordan High School, graduating in 1935.
Mr. Jensen enlisted in the Navy in September 1939. He was an electrician’s mate and petty officer third class on the U.S.S. Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.
A memorial service honored Mr. Jensen at the Sandy Ward Chapel of the First Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Sources: the Salt Lake Telegram of Salt Lake City, Utah; The Salt Lake Tribune; Census; Navy muster roll; Utah death certificate and marriage license; “The Beetdigger” yearbook at Jordan High School. Navy photograph. This profile was researched and written on behalf of the U.S.S. Arizona Mall Memorial at the University of Arizona.