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James Dick

April 10, 1919 — March 16, 2000

James Dick

Distinguished Military Officer and Civil Servant James Dick, 80, of 65 Elm Street, Whitefield, NH died on March 16, 2000 at his homeafter a short. Colonel Dick was born April 10, 1919 in Elizabeth, NJ to Thomas Chalmers Dick and Marie Wheeler Dick. He was an alumus of Greenbriar Military School, White Sulpher Springs, West Virgina. James Dick Lieutenant Colonel USA retired Colonel Dick later served in the Canal Zone, Australia, New Guinea, Korea, Japan and Germany. He was a Platoon Leader of the 503rd Parachute Battalion in New Guinea during WWII. He later served with distinction as Company Commander of the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea. He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart during the Korean conflict as well as others throughout his military service. He later taught ROTC at Rutgers University. He retired in 1962, began his second career and was employed for 20 years by the State of New Jersey as the Chief Fraud Investigator for the Union County Welfare Board. He was the founder and first president of the Eastern Council of Welfare Fraud, testified before Congress and worked to help pass Federal Legislation to facilitate cooperation between states on the recovery of child support and the prosecution of non-supporting parents. He was a dedicated parent and actively involved in the Boy Scouts, St. Benedict's Preparatory School, Newark, NJ, Union Catholic High School, Scotch Plains, NJ and St. John the Apostle School, Clark, New Jersey. In 1985, he made Whitefield, NH his home. A beloved husband and father, he is survived by his wife of 59 Years, Virginia Kreutz Dick of Whitefield,NH, his son, Thomas Chalmers Dick of Whitefield, NH and a daughter, Denise Dick of Wayne, PA. A memorial service will take place on April 17, 2000 at 3:00 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made ''In Honor of James Dick'' to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.
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