The Story of a Wartime Veteran and a Life Well Lived
Terence Sumner Kirk
was born in Harrisburg, Illinois, June 10, 1916.
Sadly at the age of 3, with a tragic turn of events, he and his siblings were sent to Mooseheart Orphanage to be raised.
There he was educated and graduated from high school.
Kirk entered the Marine Corps in 1937. He trained in San Diego, California, and later in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Coveted orders arrived in 1939 when he received orders to serve with the elite North China Marines, as a legation guard in Peking, China. The assignment offers him status and prestige until his capture on Pearl Harbor Day.
Terence S. Kirk died peacefully on May 10, 2006