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It is with great sadness that the family of CAPT Thomas J. Bernsen, Jr., USN (ret.), announces the passing of their beloved husband, father, grandfather, and combat veteran, on January 3rd, 2023.

Born December 13, 1948, in St. Louis, MO, he grew up in a sailing family in Long Beach, CA. After graduating from CSU Long Beach with a BA in Mathematics, Thom dedicated his life to serving his country as a Navy helicopter pilot …

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I am so happy to have known TJ. He was my skipper and flew with him many hours. He said something to me I doubt he woul…
I am so happy to have known TJ. He was my skipper and flew with him many hours. He said something t…
I am so happy to have known TJ. He was my skipper and flew with …
Best CO during my tour with HS-4 always a kind person you’ll be missed Sr.! 
Best CO during my tour with HS-4 always a kind person you’ll be missed Sr.! 
Best CO during my tour with HS-4 always a kind person you’ll be …
What a wonderful man.  Plain and simple.  A wonderful Husband and father.  Quite a legacy …
What a wonderful man.  Plain and simple.  A wonderful Husband and father.  Quite a legacy …
What a wonderful man.  Plain and simple.  A wonderful Husband an…

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Born

December 13th, 1948
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Passed away

January 3rd, 2023
San Diego, CA

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Method of disposition

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Final resting place

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

1700 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

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