Gene Metz

Born alongside his twin brother, Dean, on February 23, 1933 at Blain, Pennsylvania. While serving in the same unit, Gene was killed at Heartbreak Ridge, North Korea, on January 28, 1952 – only a short distance from his brother.

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Korean War - Key Events

September 12, 1950

North Korean troops reach their farthest point of advance. Although thousands of UN troops have arrived to reinforce South Korea, months of fighting have reduced the area under their control to a 5,000-square-mile rectangle centered on the critical southeastern port of Pusan. By the time the North Korean invasion force reaches the “Pusan Perimeter,” its strength has been nearly cut in half and it is almost entirely lacking in armor.

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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