Papers documenting Clifford Condon's career as a Navy pharmacist, especially his service and internment as a POW during World War II in the Philipines. Includes correspondence with his wife, Eva Limerick Condon, clippings, photographs, three medals, and certificates. A 15-page letter of November 2, 1944 to his wife, Eva, just prior to his removal to a POW camp in Japan, details his experiences subsequent to his capture by the Japanese in December, 1941. Official correspondence documents the status of Condon as a prisoner of war, his death in a Japanese POW camp, burial in Arlington National Cemetery, the posthumous awarding of the Bronze Star, and financial compensation for Eva L. Condon.
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Biographical / Historical
Clifford Kain Condon was born in Point Marion, PA in 1905 and listed Morgantown, West Virginia as his hometown. He married Frances Eva Limerick, also from Morgantown, in 1931. Condon enlisted in the Navy and was attached to the Naval Medical School in Washington, DC prior to going overseas in 1939. Captured by the Japanese in Manila at the outbreak of World War II, Condon was involved with establishing a prison hospital with other Americans under Japanese control. He was transferred to a prison in Japan around November, 1944, where he died in June, 1945.
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[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Clifford Condon, Navy Pharmacist, World War II Papers, A&M 3338, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries, Morgantown, West Virginia. https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/repositories/2/resources/1638 Accessed July 03, 2022.