Dickie Hilton

Consultant, Designer, and Father in Carmichael, California

Dickie Hilton

Consultant, Designer, and Father in Carmichael, California

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In a strict mathematical probability, Dickie Hilton should have died years ago.

Dickie Hilton, 65, was taken from home by EMTs to hospital March 31, 2008. He died, was revived en-route and awoke in ICU on a ventilator with his wife by his side. Told after five days in ICU he had four days to live. Eleven days later threatening to crawl out, he left the hospital April 16th. Sent home on oxygen to die and put on hospice, 8 years later he wrote his story.

As the saying goes, “Life’s stranger than fiction” and his certainly has been. A biblical parable of the “Prodigal Son,” the plot turned when the lost son came to his senses. He says, “Some things happen we can’t control, but we must bear the consequences from our choices.”

He resisted cheating in business, but cheated death, 1960/1961 served two tours with UDT Frogman (now Navy Seals) in Vietnam. Wounded three times, captured by Viet Cong, he escaped. Stateside, he went AWOL rather than kill or be killed in a Marine-ran Texas brig. On the run from the Navy and the FBI, he stole cars and money. Arrested in Sacramento Ca. At 19 Dick was one of the youngest to enter one of the two toughest island prisons in the Federal Prison Systems.The other was Alcatraz. His book"TROUBLES"is "A STORY OF LIFE, HOPE AND FAITH".