Army Badge
  • Name: Clayton William Metzer
  • Location of Birth: Longville, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 8, 1917
  • Date of Death: January 6, 2008
  • Parents: Charles Metzer & Glendora (Yocum) Metzer
  • High School and Class:
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: February 27, 1945
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: January 24, 1946
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Clayton William Metzer
    Race: White
    Age: 23
    Birth Date: July 8, 1917
    Birth Place: Longville, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Nashwauk, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Butler Bros., Cooley, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 155
    Height: 5-8
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Gray
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mr. & Mrs. Charles Metzer, Sr., father & mother, Rural Route 1, Nashwauk, Itasca, Minnesota

    World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Name: Clayton W. Metzer
    Race: White
    Marital status: Married
    Rank: Private
    Birth Year: 1917
    Nativity State or Country: Minnesota
    Citizenship: Citizen
    Residence: Itasca, Minnesota
    Education: Grammar school
    Civil Occupation: Semiskilled construction machinery operators, n.e.c.
    Enlistment Date: February 27, 1945
    Enlistment Place: Fort Snelling, Minnesota
    Branch: No branch assignment
    Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
    Source: Civil life
    Height: 98
    Weight: 606

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Clayton Metzer moved to the Nashwauk, Minnesota area in 1931. He married Gladys Hoshal in 1939 in Minnesota. He was employed as a mechanic for Euclid and General Diesel, retiring from General Motors service department in 1972. He was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, Nashwauk, serving 50 years as a Knight of Columbus. He belonged to the Buck Lake Improvement Club and the Swampsiders Club.

    Clayton died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Nashwauk, Cemetery, Nashwauk, Minnesota. He is survived by many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gladys; his five children, David, Jeanne, Irene, James, and William; and one grandson, Ricky.

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