I just acquired this nice dress set from the family of Colonel Albert F. Metze a career Marine. He entered the reserves in 1933 and joined 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Brigade, in 1935. He embarked on the USS Nevada and other ships in 1937/1938 arriving as part of the 4th Marines in Shanghai China and ending up with the Headquarters Detachment for the American Embassy in Peiping, China in 1939/1940. He studied the Chinese language while in China. From 1940 on out, things get fuzzy, during WW2, as a LtCol, it appears that he was the G-1 for the 5th Amphibious Corps during the Tarawa and Marshalls assault as well as the Marianas campaign for Tinian and Saipan. During the Korean War, he was Commanding Officer of "Freedom Village", Munsan, Korea, the place where liberated and returned US POWs came to be processed back into military life. His son in law told me he was the CO of Camp Pendleton as well, but I have yet to verify it. Anyone else have anything on this Marine?
Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 24 March 2009 - 09:11 AM.