In Memory of
U.S. Army Air Force Sgt.
Richard Monford Condit
Seneca, South Dakota
Faulk County
May 13, 1912 -‑ May 31, 1943
Killed in Training Mission in the Florida Everglades

Richard Monford Condit

Richard "Dick" Monford Condit was born in Seneca, located in Faulk County, South Dakota, on May 13,1912. His parents were Cloyd and Eva. Cloyd, his father, worked as a barber. Richard lived in Miller, South Dakota, as a child before moving with his family to Waukegan, Illinois, for a time. Prior to entering the service, Richard worked for the Universal Credit Finance Corporation and had lived in Rapid City, Deadwood, and Spearfish; he also worked for C.W. Palmer in Miller. On October 3, 1941, Richard married Lena Palmer at Newcastle. They have a daughter, Shirley, who was born in Miller.

Richard enlisted in July of 1942. On September 2, 1942, he entered active service at Ft. Snelling, Minnesota. Sgt. Condit served in the 473rd Bombardment Squadron and was stationed at Avon Park, Florida. Sgt. Richard Monford Condit was killed on May 31, 1943, while training for a bombing mission in the Florida Everglades.

At the time of his death, Sgt. Conditís wife and daughter were living in Custer, South Dakota. Sgt. Condit's body was returned home for burial at the Odd Fellow's Cemetery in Miller, South Dakota.

Richard Condit was a great soldier who bravely gave his life while serving his country proudly.

This entry was respectfully submitted by Sheila Brueggeman and Ryan Cain, 11th
Grade, Miller High School, Miller, South Dakota, December 11, 2001. Vivian
Johnson, niece of Sgt. Richard Monford Condit, provided information for this entry.