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August 7, 2018 - 10:28 AM

Forty years ago
August 1978
Aug. 3 — J. D. “Dave” Conderman, Iola attorney and retired general in the Kansas National Guard, died last night at the Halstead hospital. He had been under treatment there following a heart attack that occurred about two weeks ago. He was 63. He joined the National Guard in 1933 and was a member of the 219th Field Artillery Battalion when it was called to active duty in 1940 on the eve of the entry of the U.S. in World War II. He took part in five campaigns in the European Theater, including the invasion of Normandy and the breakout at St. Lo under Gen. George Patton. He received his law degree at the University of Kansas in 1938. After World War II, he was a law partner with Robert V. Talkington until his death. During his legal career, he served as city attorney for Iola, Moran and LaHarpe and was Allen County attorney. He continued in the National Guard and rose to become commander of the 195th Field Artillery Battalion, the 195th Field Artillery Group and the 195th Engineer Group and then became judge advocate of the Kansas National Guard.