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Name: Metzler, John "Jack"
Current Position: Former Superintendent
John C. Metzler, Jr. (known as “Jack”) was a second-generation superintendent of Arlington. Metzler moved to the cemetery in 1951 when his father, John C. Metzler, became superintendant, living on the grounds from age four until he joined the Army in the late sixties. After returning from Vietnam, Metzler served as superintendent of several national cemeteries before being appointed Arlington superintendent in 1991. Metzler most notably presided over the burial of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis in 1994, and his father presided over that of her husband JFK. Metzler also served on the Department of Defense Qualifications Review Board (U.S. Army) from 2001-2002. He served as superintendent from January 1991 until July 2, 2010.
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