From a contemporary press report:
Ross R. Condit Jr., 82, a retired Army Brigadier General who was a Washington consultant with the White trucking company from 1974 to 1980, died February 8, 2000 at his home in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, after a heart attack.
General Condit, who had lived in the Washington area since 1974, was an Oregon native. He entered the Army in 1942 and became an ordnance officer.
He served with the 7th Army in Europe during World War II and in Vietnam in the 1960s. He also served elsewhere in the Far East and graduated from the Army Command and Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. His last assignment was as chief of staff and commanding general in Japan.
His decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, four awards of the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the Air Medal.
He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Falls Church and the Army Navy Country Club.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Kathy, of Fort Belvoir; a son, Howard, of Atlanta; and three grandchildren.
Section 11, Grave 403-NS
To whom it may concern:
From: daughter of Ross R. Condit, Jr. Brigadier General
While looking up my father on Arlington National Cemetery Website, I found my name and names of my children missing.
I was not raised with my father due to World War II. He kept in contact with me in my adult years via letters. His wife did not inform me of his death until after the funeral. I have always been proud of his contribution to our country even though it meant I was not raised with him. He did love me and met my daughter and was proud of my Navy Seal son.
What do I need to do to add my name Patricia C. Condit Theonnes,the loving daughter of Ross R. Condit, Jr. Brigadier General, of the United States Army, and my children added to the website?
Loving father of Patricia C. Condit Theonnes, Stayton, Oregon; and grandfather of Cheryl and Eric.
Thank you for your consideration of my request.
CONDIT, ROSS R., JR., BG, USA (Ret.)
On Tuesday, February 8, 2000, of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, beloved husband of Kathy M. Condit; loving father of Howard R. Condit, Fayetteville, Georgia; and grandfather of Matthew, Kathryn and Sarah. Funeral services will be held at the Fort Myer (Old Post) Chapel on Wednesday, February 23, at 11 a.m., with interment in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield, Virginia 22152.
CONDIT, ROSS R JR
BG US ARMY
- DATE OF BIRTH: 10/12/1917
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/08/2000
- BURIED AT: SECTION 11 SITE 403 NS
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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