Edward Walter MetcalfMaster Sergeant
44TH ORD DET, USARV SPECIAL TROOPS, USARV
Army of the United States
26 February 1932 - 22 May 1971
Prairie City, OR
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The database page for Edward Walter Metcalf
Master Sergeant Metcalf was killed in action on 5/21/71. He was driving a jeep in Cam Ranh Bay with my father (Captain James W. Peterson) when the jeep overturned and killed them both. I would like to get to know the Metcalf Family. My father and Sergeant Metcalf were good friends and I hope to share some stories.
Eddy was my half brother - he was 12 years older than me. This is an old photo that my mother had. It is the only one I have other than snapshots. He started his military career as a paratrooper, I believe in 1950 or 51. I was told that when the Koreans made "the push" his job was to jump into the front lines and blow the bridges to slow down their advance. As I was told he was so close to the front lines that a sniper kept him pinned down under a jeep all day. When his knees gave out, he transferred to demolitions. I understand that this was his last tour before he retired. He left a wife, a son and a daughter.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 08/10/2009