Name: Jim Chunn

Place of Birth: Bronx, New York

Personal History: Spent his childhood in Oregon; father was in the Navy; graduated from University of Oregon and still follows the Ducks.

Place of Recruitment: Portland, Oregon

Branch of Service: U.S. Navy 1951-55

Class: Petty officer, 1st Class

Military Occupation: USS Buck starting in 1952. He patrolled the coast of Korea and China for three years. The USS Buck was a lightweight destroyer that guarded aircraft carriers and rescued pilots. They also destroyed enemy trestles and bridges north of the 38th Parallel and conducted other special assignments. The ship had a firing range of 10 miles.

Service History: One year stateside, three years on a ship. Phone-talker for captain on the bridge for "watch station." 

Commendations & Honors: Captain's Meritorious Mast

Present Location: Centennial, Colorado

What’s Your Centennial Connection? Moved to Centennial to be near his daughter.

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