Chaplain (COL) Lyle Metzler
CHAPLAIN (COL) LYLE METZLER
Retired Army Colonel Lyle Metzler has selflessly served the United States for over fifty years.
After two tours in Vietnam, he was appointed the position of Special Forces Officer.
He retired from the military and became a Chaplain where he was devoted to working with Soldiers and their families.
In 2006, he
volunteered as Chaplain for the 145th Medical Battalion
Without receiving payment, Metzler
served all five units and attended numerous unit events to show his
In addition, he served as a personal mentor and counselor to several soldiers and their families through serious hardships such as suicide and death, marriage and relationship counseling and deployment.
Chaplain Metzler has been described as "an outstanding member of our extended retired military family.