Dr. Richard Bardon

According to a Duluth Herald article dated June 3, 1968, Dr. Richard Bardon, "in 1917 at the age of 20, was an enlisted man with the infantry division in the Army Medical Corps. During World War II he served as a medical officer in the Third Infantry of the Minnesota National Guard and held the rank of major."

After WWI, Dr. Bardon worked for five months in a private hospital in Eveleth, Minnesota, then became a member of the Internal Medicine Department of the Duluth Clinic 1926.

Dr. Bardon was also a recognized authority on local Duluth and northern Minnesota history and served as the president of the St. Louis County Historical Society Board for 17 years

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