Grouping, S/Sgt. Roy Metz, Co. D, 175th Inf. Reg., 29th Inf. Div., Hill 108, St. Lo

Scarce genuine WWII US Army grouping, made up of various medals and insignias, which belonged to Master Sergeant Roy Robert Metz:

- Bronze Star Medal engraved with name Roy R. Metz and adorned with a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster;
- Purple Heart engraved with name Roy R. Metz and adorned with a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster;
- European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal adorned with one Arrowhead and four Battle Stars;
- Good Conduct Medal adorned with a Bronze four-loop clasp indicating four subsequent awards;
- American Defense Medal;
- American Campaign Medal;
- WWII Victory Medal;
- Army of Occupation Medal adorned with Germany clasp;
- French Croix de Guerre 1939 adorned with a Bronze Palm (pin is missing);
- Expert Infantryman Badge (clutch back);
- Combat Infantry Badge (same);
- Distinguished Unit Citation (same);
- Marksman Badge marked Sterling, with Rifle bar (pin back);
- 29th Infantry Division shoulder sleeve insignia.

Three post-war artifacts complete this amazing homogeneous lot:

- Médaille de la France libérée;
- European Command Small Arms Competition Medal (1948), awarded to Sgt. Roy R. Metz, 18th Inf. Regt. on August 20, 1948;
- Master Sergeant rank badge (pin back).

Note: unless otherwise stated, every medal is complete with pin back in working condition and comes with its matching ribbon bar (same).

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Roy Robert Metz was born on May 23, 1920 in Cowen, West Virginia and joined the US Army on July 30, 1940 (ASN 15010408). He went on to serve with Company D, 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division and was a Staff Sergeant when he landed on Omaha Beach on June 7, 1944. He was wounded in action a few days later near Villiers-Fossard, in the vicinity of St. Lo, and was promoted to Technical Sergeant on October 5 of that year. Later transferred to the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, he was discharged on August 31, 1961 as a Master Sergeant. He passed away on June 23, 1986.

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