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July 18, 2018

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March 23, 2017
I first met Vic Metz in December 1976. I had been dating his daughter Patti for about six months, and it was time to finally meet Vic. I was a bit apprehensive, as all prospective suitors are, but Vic immediately put me at ease. He embraced me as part of the family, and since that first meeting Vic and I created a bond based on two primary things: our experience in the US Air Force, and our love for Patti.

If you spent any time with Vic at all, you undoubtedly heard his many stories about his life in a coal mining town in western Maryland, his experiences in World War II, his teaching in the nuclear business, and his many other exploits along the way. I heard these stories many times over our forty years together, never tiring of hearing his recollections. Vic enjoyed explaining things, especially his experiences with flying. Just last September, when I last saw Vic, we were sitting at The Village Inn, and he was again explaining to me the process of how the bombardier took over flying the B-17 on its World War II bombing runs. When I asked him how the actual process of bombing worked, he proceeded to open up a napkin and diagram the physics of dropping bombs. He never missed an opportunity to instruct.

As Patti and I moved around the world with the Air Force, Vic would always take the time to come for a visit, coupling his visit with trips to sites of interest to him. Invariably, Vic would always show up a day earlier than his announced day of arrival. After the first two times this happened, we caught on to his plan, and actually anticipated his early arrival; just another one of the ways he was unique.

Vic was a voracious reader, his house is fully stocked with books, magazines, pamphlets, and anything else he could grasp. Everywhere he went he had a felt tip pen with him, just in case he had to make notes on anything. He was always prepared!

Although over the last few years his body physically slowed down, his mind remained sharp until the end. Stories were still being told, exploits still being regaled, instructions still being made.

It is comforting to know that although his body eventually gave out in this lifetime, he had used all that God had provided to him well. As the countless number of Air Force contemporaries and former students know, Vic Metz lived life to fullest and definitely had a positive impact on everyone he encountered. His was a life to emulate
March 23, 2017
You are in the prayers of the members of the Rock Class at Frazer.
Jan and Delos Bailey
March 19, 2017
Prayers for all who loved my Uncle Victor! He was an amazing man! I loved him so much even though I was unable to see him often.

My mom is Vics sister, Dorothy May Metz Dodds, age 95.
March 19, 2017
My condolences to the family. I worked for the Metzs' for brief time before Marg's passing. I came to love and respect both of them. I am sorry to hear of their passing.