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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Rank:
Captain, U.S. Army 1
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Richard E. Metress at Ordnance Training Center, April 1941
Richard E. Metress at Ordnance Training Center, April 1941
T/Sgt. Dick Metress is standing second from left in this closeup from a unit photograph taken at Aberdeen Proving Ground. On the right is Col. Thomas J. Kane, future commandant of the Army Bomb Disposal School and "founding father of EOD." Dick Metress accompanied Kane to England later that year and received his commission in 1942. He and several of his squad members were killed in action June 1945 while disarming Japanese booby-traps on Mandog Hill, Mindanao, the Philippines.

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Full Name:
Richard E Metress 1
Death:
Buried: Missing in Action or Buried at Sea<BR>Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery<BR>Manila, Philippines 1
Death: 8-Jun-45 1
Death Date: 08 Jun 1945 1
Memorial Cemetery: Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery 1
Memorial Country: Manila, Philippines 1
Memorial Location: Missing in Action or Buried at Sea 1
Residence:
State: New Jersey 1
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World War II 1

Rank:
Captain, U.S. Army 1
Service Number:
1548960 1
209th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squad (Separate):
Over 200 BD squads were formed to support U.S. operations across the globe. 2
Awards:
Bronze Star, Commendation Ribbon, Purple Heart 1
Regiment:
209th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Company 1

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