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View a eulogy for Ladd Hayden Metzner, USMA '65, who passed away on October 18, 1988.

Ladd Hayden Metzner

West Point, 1965

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Dr. Edward Dye on July 17, 2008:

I met Ladd while he and I were on the rifle team. The things I remember most were his unfailing sense of humor and his ability with a rifle. He was quite competitive, but never let that interfere with friendship. His easy laugh and ability to find humor in almost situation were characteristics that were infectious. Even after a bout with pneumonia he found something with which to brighten the spirits of everyone. I can remember us all roaring as he read a letter from home about a five inch rain....that hit Phoenix, Arizona ! My prayer is that his ability to not take himself too seriously blessed him throughout his short life. I know it had to bless others.

Dr. Edward Dye
South Dakota Prairie

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