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.

  • The Centennial Senior Commission’s Centennial Active Seniors program is in full swing! This is a series of FREE programs for seniors in our community. On Thursday, June 21 learn strategies to prote...

  • Enjoy a picnic in the park Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the amphitheater of Centennial Center Park . Experience performances by dance troop Mile-High Stars Athletics and live music by ...

  • Due to other commitments, Mayor Piko’s weekly Meet the Mayor meetings are cancelled the next three Tuesdays: June 19, 26 and July 3. Mayor Piko will be available Tuesday, July 10 between 10 and 11 a....

  • Due to dry conditions, the Arapahoe County Sheriff has issued a ban on all open fires and open burning within Unincorporated Arapahoe County, to include the Cherry Creek State Park, the City of Cen...

  • Applications for Centennial 101, a free program to discover how our City works, are available until June 29. In just seven weeks participants will understand how Centennial is unique, learn about ho...

  • The City of Centennial is currently accepting applications to fill openings on the Senior Commission. This is an Advisory Board to City Council to foster a greater understanding of the concerns of se...

  • The City of Centennial and Cherry Creek School District (CCSD) have executed an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) for CCSD’s five year lease along the central ring of Centennial’s fiber optic backbon...

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