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A Sailor's Story: Lieutenant Junior Grade David Richmond Metcalf

 


Lieutenant Junior Grade David Richmond Metcalf was born on March 27, 1976. He grew up in Marrietta, Georgia. He was a natural athlete, swimmer, wrestler, and martial artist. He enlisted in the US Navy in 2000.

He was accepted into SEAL training and graduated in 2002. Lieutenant Junior Grade David Richmond Metcalf deployed multiple times with his SEAL team to the Pacific, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  

Wanting to contribute more, Lieutenant Junior Grade David Richmond Metcalf applied for and was accepted into the Interservice Physician's Assistant program and the University of Nebraska. He graduated in 2016 and was assigned to the 8th Marine Regiment. 

On January 2, 2019, Lieutenant Junior Grade David Richmond Metcalf died from complications of repeated traumatic brain injuries and PTSD.   He rests at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. The David R. Metcalf, Invisible Wounds Foundation, was created in his honor.

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