Distinguished Service Cross CitationPosted on 2/20/14 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
Distinguished Service Cross
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The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Private First Class Arnold W. Price (ASN: RA-11858839), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. Private First Class Price distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 20 February 1968 as a rifleman during a reconnaissance-in-force mission near Thu Duc. As his company's lead platoon entered an overgrown stand of small trees, it began receiving sniper fire. Suddenly the entire unit was subjected to intense small arms, automatic weapons, rocket and machine gun fire from two Viet Cong battalions. The lead platoon was isolated from the company by the concentrated enemy fire. Private Price was returning fire when he heard the lead element was being assaulted and had sustained heavy casualties. He ran through the murderous enemy fire into the grove to assist his comrades. Although wounded by the fusillade, Private Price refused medical aid and braved the relentless enemy fire to evacuate three casualties. As he carried a fourth man from the battlefield, he was killed by the ravaging enemy fire. Private First Class Price's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army, Vietnam, General Orders No. 3579 (July 26, 1968)
Action Date: 20-Feb-68
Rank: Private First Class
Company: Company C
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Regiment: 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade
Division: 1st Infantry Division
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 2/1/14 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear PFC Arnold W Price, sirMORE
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
AN AMERICAN HEROEPosted on 2/23/13 - by ISRAEL BARRERA JR. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.comWEST 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgArnold is buried at Beverly Nat Cem.
Thanks!Posted on 2/20/04 - by Crystal Alvey email@example.comThank 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgDear 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 email@example.comPRIVATE FIRST CLASSMORE
ARNOLD W PRICE
was posthumously awarded the
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
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