Xerox copy of Richard Crites Sr. - shared with this Crites Family blog by Judith Dillard 2008. (click on image to enlarge)
Richard Crites was called Dick by his parents and siblings. He was the 8th child of Leona and John Franklin Crites, and as such his older brothers and sisters knew him chiefly through family letters and occasional visits when he reached adulthood. This photograph was taken on March 29th, 1943. His younger brother Kenneth Crites also served in the Second World War. An older brother John died from a machine gun accident while on duty at a North Dakota National Guard Camp at Devil's Lake.