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Lt. William Schick


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 12/15/2010 at 22:17:18

Maquoketa Sentinel-Press, September 1, 2010

Lt. Schick Remembered on 100th Birthday

As gentle rain fell on the peaceful, spiritual grounds of the Massillon Cemetery on August 17th, more than 150 participants gathered under a shelter to honor William Schick, M. D. Lt. Schick was killed on December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor, the first medical officer to lose his life in World War II. He was a lieutenant flight surgeon with the 38th Division Reconnaissance Squad.
Special guests at the service were William and Jackie Schick of Chicago, Illinois. Bill was born after his fatherís death. Speaker Jeff Kauffmann, Iowa legislator and instructor at Muscatine Community College called the ceremony a celebration of honor, not just a birthday celebration.
Lt. Schick was born 100 years ago on August 17, 1910. He and his wife Lois Richman Schick, are buried at the Massillon Cemetery. Lois was from the area, and they were married at her home on May 24, 1941. They first lived in Chicago, his home town, where he was serving as an intern and she was a graduate nurse.

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