R.I.P Dick Carter!

After a long and truly full life, Richard Fielding Carter, widely known as Dick Carter died on Saturday, July 9, at his home in Concord, California. He was 91 and he died of “old age” – health problems related to his age

Dick Carter was and will always remain a great personality in many areas of public life. He was a brave soldier, an excellent news artist and a great stand-up comedian. In the army Mr. Carter was enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1942. Commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant and assigned as co-pilot of a B-24 Liberator flying with the 461st Bomb Group, he was decorated with the Air Medal for his service during World War II.

After the war, Dick Carter moved to Salt Lake City and worked as an artist for the Desert News for 33 years. After he retired in 1981, Dick Carter didn’t want to stop his career. He wrote a book called "The Golden Years are a Crock….” and started doing stand-up comedy. Mr. Carter was doing stand-up regularly on the West Coast and Intermountain West comedy club circuit. His main topics relate to his experiences in the war and his old age.

Dick Carter was a great artist and pilot, an example of fortitude and a man who really lived his life. No funerary is planned, but he will always remain in our memories. May he rests in peace!

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