US Army Spc. Dennis G. Jensen died on 16th August 2011 in Helmand province when he was struck by steel bridge panels that fell from a forklift. The incident occurred near Camp Leatherneck.
21-year-old Spc. Jensen, from Vermillion, South Dakota, was serving with the 153rd Engineer Battalion, 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, based at Sioux Falls. He had volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan as a bridge crew member.
Spc. Jensen is survived by his mother, Christine Bestgen, father Glenn Jensen and sister Melissa Jensen.