Navy Badge
  • Name: Earl "Jake" Jacob Metzer
  • Location of Birth: Longville, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 14, 1922
  • Date of Death: September 28, 2006
  • Parents: Earl R. Metzer & Mayme (Hamacher) Metzer
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  • Highest Rank: AOM1 (Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Petty Officer)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: October 27, 1942
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  • Date of Discharge: October 26, 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Earl Jacob Metzer
    Race: White
    Age: 19
    Birth Date: August 14, 1922
    Birth Place: Longville, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Pengilly, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Employer: Great Northern Railroad, Nashwauk, Itasca, Minnesota (mailing address: Superior, Wisconsin)
    Weight: 165
    Height: 5-7
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Other characteristic: Scar on nose
    Next of Kin: Earl Metzer, Pengilly, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Earl Metzer married Deloris Jones in 1944 in Minnesota. He had been a 60-year resident of Pengilly, Minnesota prior to moving to Coleraine, Minnesota. He worked as a mechanic for Hanna Mining company for over 37 years, retiring in 1984. He loved nature and fed birds and animals at "Jake's Cafeteria" through each season. He was a life-long union member and an old-fashioned Democrat who said what he thought (even if it might not have been politically correct). He was an athlete all his life and enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing baseball, golfing, bowling, playing cards, gardening, and reading.

    Jake Metzer died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 153). He is survived by his wife, Deloris; his three children, Peggy, Richard (Pat), and Michael (Micki); his sisters, Margie, Jewell, Darlene, Violet, and Joanne; and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers, Frank and Richard.

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