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Capt Charles William "Charley" Paddock
Birth: Aug. 11, 1900
Gainesville (Cooke County)
Cooke County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 21, 1943
Sitka
Sitka Borough
Alaska, USA

Olympic Athlete. Born in Gainesville, Texas, he was a champion sprinter and was the first one dubbed "The fastest man alive". At the 1920 Olympic Summer Games Antwerp, he won the Gold Medal in the 100M dash, Gold Medal in the 4x100 relay and a Silver Medal in the 200M dash. He set the World's record in the 100M and 200M dash in 1921 and at the 1924 Olympic Summer Games Paris, he won the Gold Medal in the 200M. When World War II broke out in 1941, he joined the U S Marine Corps and became a Captain for the Pacific Department. He was killed in an air crash near Sitka, Alaska. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Military plane crash
 
Burial:
Sitka National Cemetery
Sitka
Sitka Borough
Alaska, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Capt Charles William Charley Paddock
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