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Arthur Dick
Birth: Apr. 1, 1911
Death: Jul. 2, 1978

Entertainer. Arthur Dick did the impossible on crutches, with a routine of runs, tricks roller skating, dancing, high jumping and comedy. One of his most amazing accomplishments was competing in the mile run on crutches in competition with two legged athletes & although he never won first place, he never finished last. His best time was 5 minutes & 14 seconds. During WWII he spent several years overseas with the U.S. Navy entertaining & instructing the hospitalized veterans. He also made 3 trips around the Veterans Hospital circuit in the states with the U.S.O. 
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Petersburg
Menard County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 02, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 20671
Arthur Dick
Added by: Phyllis J. (Hodgen) Hansen
 
Arthur Dick
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Arthur Dick
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You did good, Sir.
- Old Coot
 Added: Nov. 30, 2014
It was an honor to visit your grave. Rest in peace.
- Karen Kruse
 Added: Aug. 2, 2014

- Cindy
 Added: Jul. 2, 2014
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