Schrunk, Terrance Doyle, LT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
310X-Supply Corps Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Staff Corps Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 310X, USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
Service Years
1942 - 1946

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Schrunk, Terrance Doyle, LT.
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Home Town
Stayton, OR
Last Address
Portland, OR

Date of Passing
Mar 04, 1975
Location of Interment
Willamette National Cemetery - Portland, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
H 3537

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WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

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US Navy Honorable Discharge

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
  1945-1945, 310X, USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Pacific Air Offensive (1942-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Colleges Attended 
University of PortlandUniversity of Oregon
  1932-1935, University of Portland
  1936-1942, University of Oregon
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Grave Marker1
  Sep 12, 1942, Commissioned as Ensign
  Oct 01, 1943, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Jan 01, 1945, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Oct 24, 2018, TERRY D. SCHRUNK PLAZA1
  Nov 11, 2019, General Photos1
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Last Known Activity

Terrance Doyle "Terry" Shrunk was born on March 10, 1913, on a farm near Stayton. His family moved to Portland's St. Johns neighborhood in 1921, and he graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1932. He attended the University of Portland from 1933 until joining the Portland Fire Bureau in 1935. Continuing his college work during the summer and through correspondence courses, Schrunk received a degree in economics and political science from the University of Oregon in 1942. He married Virginia Dorothy Price in 1936; the couple had three children.

In 1942, Schrunk joined the U.S. Navy, where he served on the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga and gained the rank of lieutenant. He received the Purple Heart and Silver Star for heroism in 1945, when he was wounded by shrapnel from a Japanese bomb.

Returning to
Portland after the war, Schrunk rejoined the Fire Bureau and was soon promoted to captain. In 1949, following the recall of Sheriff Mike Elliott for making misrepresentations during his campaign, Multnomah County commissioners appointed Schrunk sheriff. He subsequently won election for sheriff and in 1956 ran for mayor.

As mayor, Schrunk actively backed
Portland's business and infrastructure development. He supported a merger of the Port of Portland and the city's Commission on Public Docks; increased relations with Asia, including establishing a sister-city program with Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan; and oversaw urban renewal and the creation of public transit (today's TriMet) to replace the private bus system. During Schrunk's tenure, Memorial Coliseum was constructed, a number of high-rise office buildings were built, and low- and middle-income housing received attention. He was unsuccessful, however, in his advocacy of a city income tax and the consolidation of city and county governments.

Schrunk was president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 1968-1969 and a member of the executive board of the American Executive Committee of Japan-American Conference of Mayors and Chambers of Commerce Presidents. He won easy re-election as mayor three times before announcing his retirement in 1972, citing growing health concerns that included back problems resulting from his wartime injury. He was succeeded as mayor by Commissioner Neil Goldschmidt.

Schrunk died on
March 4, 1975, following a heart attack. Terry D. Schrunk Plaza, adjacent to City Hall, was dedicated to his memory in 1977.
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