FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELARAM II, AFGHANISTAN
The Regimental Combat Team 6, sailor of the day is Hospitalman Taylor Jensen, 27, patient tracker, Regimental Combat Team 6, from Portland, Ore. He has one daughter, Ophelia, who recently turned three. Jensen has been in the Navy for a little more than three years. Jensen joined the Navy because he wanted to help support his family and wanted to better himself. “The ladies like to hear I joined to better myself,” he jokingly added. Anyone who talks to Jensen can see he loves to make jokes and see people laugh. Before joining the Navy, Jensen had many different jobs but says his two favorite were when he worked at GameStop because he is a video game fan and when he was a cook at Multnomah Athletic Club. “I did a lot of catering for Oregon State football players and Portland political figures when I worked there,” he said referring to his time as a cook. “If you can sustain the hectic lifestyle of working as a cook there, you can be pretty well known.” Before joining the Marines and sailors of RCT-6, Jensen was stationed at Naval Hospital Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Va. Although having only served three years in the Navy, he says he has really enjoyed his time. “I like it a lot,” he said. “It’s been quite a thrill ride. I’ve had my ups and downs but my day almost always comes out positive. “Right now I work with the best group of ‘dudes’ I’ve worked with in my three years,” he added with a smile. Jensen says he also enjoys his job as a corpsman and his current billet as the patient tracker. “It’s a very important job,” Jensen said. “I like it because I’m messing with computers and electronics all the time. The fact that a lot of people rely on what I do makes me feel important.” Jensen, a self proclaimed nerd, says his hobbies include playing video games, comic books and animation. “Like a big percentage of the military, I like to wear my thumbs out playing video games,” he said. “I’ve been playing video games since like ’84 or ’85 and that’s not going to stop anytime soon.” Jensen says he also enjoys the Twilight series of books and movies. “Yesterday I demanded my mom send me the new Twilight DVD,” he said as he laughed. “I know almost as much about Twilight as a 13-year-old girl.”
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