AN AMERICAN HEROEPosted on 2/23/13 - by ISRAEL BARRERA JR. email@example.com
THANK YOU ARNOLD PRICE FOR WHAT YOU DID THAT DAY FOR US. WE WERE VERY MUCH OUT NUMBERED BY THE ENEMY , BUT THIS DAY FEB. 20 , 1968 , YOU GAVE ALL YOU HAD FOR YOUR COMRADES. SOME OF US THAT MADE IT THAT DAY ARE STILL HERE , BECAUSE OF YOUR HEROIC ACTIONS. AMERICA'S FINEST YOU ARE , NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. I SEE IN HEAVEN , FOR WE HAVE SPEND OUR TIME IN HELL ! ADIOS MY COMBAT FRIEND.
The Philadelphia Inquirer - March 1, 1968Posted on 5/22/05 - by Jim McIlhenney firstname.lastname@example.orgWEST PHILA.GI LIKED ACTION, DIES IN VIETNAMMORE
A West Philadelphia soldier who had said he wanted to stay at the front "Because it was quite easy there" was killed in Vietnam, the Defense Department reported Thursday. He was Army Pfc. Arnold W. Price, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Price, of 5161 W. Columbia ave. He was killed last Tuesday. In his final letter, Pfc. Price told his parents he wished he could remain in the field until he could return home on April 30. "Don't worry about me," he wrote, "I'm all right and safe. I'll be home soon." "If anyone (home) says anything about the fighting here," he wrote, "don't listen to them. I'm here and I belong here." Pfc. Price dropped out of Overbrook High School to enlist in the Army Nov. 14, 1966. He was sent to Vietnam last April. His mother, Jeannette, said he had planned to re-enlist and complete his educaation in the Army. He was engaged to Iris Floyd, 18, of 1601 Willington st., on New Year's Eve, 1967, and they had
planned to be married on his return home. Pfc. Price is also survived by a brother, Clyde, 18.
Do not stand at my grave and weepPosted on 4/18/05 - by Bob RossDo not stand at my grave and weepMORE
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Frye – 1932
We RememberPosted on 2/17/05 - by Robert Sage email@example.comArnold is buried at Beverly Nat Cem.
Thanks!Posted on 2/20/04 - by Crystal Alvey firstname.lastname@example.orgThank you. Words could not express the things you have done to help this country. You made the ultimate sacrifice in giving your life to make this place better. Without your help, things could be different. Because of you, we can live the way we want. America has bettered from your efforts. God Bless! Crystal AlveyMORE
Gridley, Illinois High School Posting Project
Thank you!Posted on 10/8/03 - by Katie email@example.comDear Arnold, My name is Katie, and I'm a junior at Gridley High School. Here at Gridley High School we have a goal. That goal is to post a remembrance for everyone who served and died for our country and let them know that they will always be remembered. I just wanted to say thank you for everything you have done for our country. I know that not only me but many others look up to you and all the other brave soldiers who served for our country. Thank you! Sincerely Yours, KatieMORE
Planned to complete his educationPosted on 10/3/02 - by Robert GreerArnold W. PriceMORE
Columbia Avenue, West Philadelphia
The 20-year-o1d private first class was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross after his death in Vietnam on February 20,1968. Price had attended Overbrook High School before enlisting in the Army and planned to complete his education in the service. The rifleman was assigned to Company C of the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. He was survived, by his parents and a brother.
... from The Philadelphia Daily News
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSSPosted on 9/28/99 - by CLAY MARSTON firstname.lastname@example.orgPRIVATE FIRST CLASSMORE
ARNOLD W PRICE
was posthumously awarded the
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
The Wall of Faces
Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.