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Army Sgt. Scott J. Metcalf
Died October 30, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
36, of Framingham, Mass.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Oct. 30 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related incident.
Fort Campbell soldier killed in Iraq
The Associated Press
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — The Department of Defense says a Fort Campbell soldier from Massachusetts has died from noncombat injuries in Iraq.
The military announced Friday that 36-year-old Sgt. Scott J. Metcalf, of Framingham, Mass., died Wednesday from injuries suffered in a noncombat related incident. The incident is under investigation.
Metcalf was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 32nd Calvary Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. He was a unit supply specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop.
He joined the Army in July 1990 and arrived at Fort Campbell in January 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, and daughter, Korrine, of Clarksville, Tenn., and mother, Paulette, of Northbridge, Mass.
Sergeant remembered for humor, strong sense of duty
The Associated Press
One Halloween in high school, Scott J. Metcalf and some friends dressed as characters from the movie “Ghostbusters,” strapped boomboxes to their backs, and marched down a school hallway while the movie’s theme song played over the speakers.
“He was just a funny guy,” said Kristine McElman. “I remember him as the cutest, sweetest guy.”
Metcalf, 36, of Framingham, Mass., died Oct. 29 in Balad of wounds from a non-combat incident. He was assigned to Fort Campbell and joined the Army in July 1990.
A former classmate, Carrie-Lyn Woodsum, remembered him as a friendly student who had a great sense of humor and love of science fiction, but added he had a strong sense of duty and noted he matured over his military career.
“He definitely had the sense of duty, but talking with his mom, her favorite phrase for him was a ‘goofy goober.’ He loved life, he loved science fiction and that wonderment of the world,” said Woodsum.
Metcalf, a unit supply specialist who was born in Petersburg, Va., is survived by his wife, Betty Jo a daughter, Korinne, 6 and stepsons, Curtis and Matthew.