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On September 18, 1917, Corporal Metz enlisted in the Marines and was sent to Paris Island, South Carolina. On February 8, 1918, he was transferred to Quantico, Virginia, and attached to the 92nd Company, 10th Regiment, U. S. Marines, Field Artillery. Eight months later he sailed for France. Before seeing any actual fighting, he contracted bronchial pneumonia, which was the cause of his death on October 14, 1918. His home was at Quakertown, Pennsylvania.

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