Sgt. Gene Metcalf's 99th birthday.


Fountain Hills American Legion Post 58 celebrates 99th birthday of World War II veteran, former POW Eugene Metcalf

Fountain Hills, AZ

Sgt. Eugene Metcalf’s 99th birthday was celebrated at American Legion Post 58 on Sunday, Dec. 19. He is recognized for his service as a paratrooper in WWII and the time he spent as a German prisoner of war. Metcalf wrote a book about his WWII experiences called “Left for Dead at Nijmegen: The True Story of an American Paratrooper.” He was presented with a flag flown over the capital by Congressman David Schweikert. Members of his family, Post 58 and friends joined in his celebration. (Photo by John Schwab)

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