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Age:   36
Hometown: Framingham, MA
Date of Death: 10/29/2008
Incident Location: Balad, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Sgt.
Unit: Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Di
Unit's Base: Fort Campbell, Ky.

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.
Source: Associated Press
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