Who We Are
The Terk Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
The David Terk Legacy
After graduating from Schreiner High School, Terk joined the US allied Philippine Army, as he was still under the age of 18. He was awarded a prestigious honor from the Philippine President. After turning 21, Mr. Terk went on to serve our country in the infamous 9th Infantry of the U.S. Army during the Korean War (1950-1953) and was honored with several awards, including the Bronze Star for Valor. In addition to his military honors, Mr. Terk was the 64th man in the world to accomplish a “World Slam” in Big Horn Sheep Hunting. Mr. Terk traveled the world in his pursuit of this elusive sheep and finally accomplished the last hunt in Mongolia in 1998.
Like many veterans, Terk is remembered as a complicated man who did not boast or relay many stories of war to his family. Kimberly Terk, President of the Terk Foundation, often jokes that Mr.Terk thought of her as his “first born son” – keeping her close by his side while hunting, fishing, and participating in various outdoor activities. She learned the ropes from a young age. Yet, many of Mr. Terk’s stories as a military man remain a mystery. Instead, Mr. Terk’s legacy is more akin to the famous words of Gandhi – “My life is my message.” The Terk family wishes to carry the torch of Mr. Terk’s legacy by contributing to the causes dearest to his heart – cancer research, the performing arts, conservation, education, veterans and 2A advocate organizations.