The Resource Wilbur Stevens Metcalf, Jr. papers, 1941-1953
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- Papers, 1941-1953, of Wilbur Stevens Metcalf, Jr. (b. 1918) of Lynchburg, Virginia, while he was serving in the 17th Airborne Division during World War II. The collection includes enlistment records, correspondence concerning appointments and promotions, certificates, separation notice and discharge papers, and photographs
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- Wilbur Stevens Metcalf, Jr. was born in Johnson City, Tennessee on 11 April 1918. He attended Washington and Lee University, and worked as a draftsman, and then an accountant. Metcalf was inducted into the United States Army in 1941. He was appointed a corporal, and attended antiaircraft artillery school at Camp Davis, North Carolina. Metcalf was promoted to second lieutenant in 1942, and later captain in 1943, and was put in command of three platoons operating heavy machine guns and light artillery pieces in the 17th Airborne Division. Following the war, he returned to Washington and Lee University, and received a bachelor of arts degree and his law degree in 1948. Metcalf was an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation until his retirement in 1972. He then worked for the State of Pennsylvania State Crime Commission, and in 1977 he passed the bar examination, and joined a private law firm in Harrisburg. Metcalf and his wife, Jacqueline (Mattox) later moved to Lynchburg, Virginia.
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