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Arthur Dick

  • Birth 1 Apr 1911
  • Death 2 Jul 1978
  • Burial Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 20671

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 2 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20671
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Dick (1 Apr 1911–2 Jul 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20671, citing Oakland Cemetery, Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .