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Eldon C. Metzger Papers

Identifier: M2161

Scope and Contents

Collection contains original family correspondence (1942-1945); photographs of Camp Hale and Camp Carson, Colo. (1940s); color photographs of Rome and Venice, Italy (ca.1946).


  • 1942-1946


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Eldon Metzger was born on July 12, 1914 in Gresham, Ore. and enlisted in the Army on February 20, 1941 at Portland, Ore. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried and had completed four years of high school and working for a banking and milling business. Metzger joined the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Lewis, Wash. and participated in training in Canada on the Columbia Ice Fields glacier near Lake Louise, B.C. (1942). He continued training at Hunter-Liggett Military Reservation near Jolon, Calif., and was also stationed at Fort Ord, Calif. Metzger was assigned to Company A of the 87th Infantry Regiment and also served on Kiska Island, Alaska. He returned to Camp Hale, Colo. before being deployed for service in Italy. Metzger attained the rank of Techinical Sergeant. He died in Framingham, Mass. on August 10, 1984.


1 envelope

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Loretta Metzger, 2003.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

Forms part of: 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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