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