RODNEY A PRICE
VIEW ALL PHOTOS (2)
HONORED ON PANEL 33E, LINE 28 OF THE WALL

RODNEY ALLEN PRICE

WALL NAME

RODNEY A PRICE

PANEL / LINE

33E/28

DATE OF BIRTH

01/02/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/03/1968

HOME OF RECORD

NEW ENTERPRISE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Bedford County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

Book a time
Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RODNEY ALLEN PRICE
POSTED ON 10.15.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you.....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. While all deaths in Vietnam are tragic that you died just one day after your 21st birthday is especially so. May you rest in eternal peace.
read more read less
POSTED ON 6.20.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear SSgt Rodney Price, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. Hate that you passed the day after your birthday, sad. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Summer begins today. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
read more read less
POSTED ON 10.6.2019

Attack on LZ Leslie – January 3, 1968

Landing Zone Leslie (also known as Firebase Leslie or Hill 138) was a U.S. Army and Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) base located in the Que Son Valley southwest of Hoi An in Quang Nam Province in central Vietnam. The base was located along Route 534, approximately twenty miles northwest of Tam Ky. On the early morning of January 3, 1968, the North Vietnamese Army’s 3rd Regiment, 2nd Division attacked four U.S. firebases in the Que Son Valley, launching ground attacks against Leslie and Firebase Ross. At Leslie the NVA penetrated the base, attacking bunkers with flamethrowers and satchel charges before being pushed out in the afternoon. Losses were 15 U.S. killed. The lost Americans included (from 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry) SGT Charles T. Cooke, CPL Arnold L. Coonrod, PFC Dennis D. Dautremont, SSG Billy J. Ellis (MIA), SGT Ronald D. Goulet, SSG Juan A. Guzman, PFC Robert R. Lindbergh, SSG Rodney A. Price, CPL Darwin E. Ray, SGT Jesse E. Rodriguez, SGT Jerry L. Smith, and CPL Melford W. West; (from B Battery 1/21 Artillery) MSG Edward K. Robison and SGT Morgan E. Stewart; (from 11th Pathfinder Company) SGT John M. Brimm; and (from G Battery, 29th Artillery) CPL Clarence Robinson. SP4 Ellis was on radio watch when the landing zone came under heavy mortar and small arms attack. Other members of Ellis' unit stated that he had been hit in the initial barrage as they went to seek cover. While in a protected position, these individuals saw an ammunition bunker explode. After the engagement, no trace of Ellis could be found. From witness statements, it was assumed that Ellis had probably crawled into the ammunition bunker that exploded. Sixty-three NVA were reportedly killed. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, pownetwork.org, and wikipedia.org]
read more read less
POSTED ON 3.25.2015

For SSGT Rodney Allen PRICE, USA...another of New Enterprises's bravest of heroes, who gave his all!

He loved us so.
Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.
In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
He loved us so.
Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.
With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
He was our defender, and he kept us free!
He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
He loved us so, and we should know.
For we loved him so.
Sergeant Price, you were the very essence of DUTY!...HONOR!...and COUNTRY! You had been there and done that in Vietnam! You were one brave man who did brave deeds for our America! You fought for the right, without question or pause! Your name and fame are the BIRTHRIGHT of EVERY American citizen! In your youth and strength...your love and loyalty...
you had given all that mortality can give to defend liberty everywhere! New Enterprise is very proud of you! You had sacrificed your life so that freedom and justice may live! You had lived up to the code of conduct and chivalry of those who guard this beloved land!...an ideal SO NOBLE that it arouses in all of us a sense of pride, and yet, of humility! I strongly and honestly believe that Avonmore's own Jill Corey, whom I greatly and immensely admire as one of my three top favorite songbirds of all time, the other two being Walton-on-Thames's own Julie Andrews, England's musical queen, and London's own Dusty Springfield, another thrush from England, would be very proud of your service to America, and the sacrifices you made to keep us and our country free! Well done, Sergeant! Be thou at peace. ARMY STRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
read more read less
POSTED ON 1.17.2015
POSTED BY: Jack Vesey

I served with Rod in 1st Air Cavalry Division D co 2/12

I arrived in Vietnam 2 weeks after Rod did, we were told we were replacing a squad that had been in a firefight which had many casualties. Every night when on patrol Rod and another fellow last name Smith would dig a foxhole to sleep while one of us would stay up to pull guard duty and alternate every few hours. I was medivaced back to base camp as my feet were swollen and breaking the stitching on my jungle boots. Anyway I was stationed at LZ Uplift in Phu My. I knew Rod had played the trumpet in a PA polka band. D/2/12 was guarding our greenline . I wanted to see Rod while they were staying with us. I did speak to him in mid January 1968, and asked him if he knew how to play a bugle, he said he could, cause I knew they needed a bugle player back in An Khe our base camp. He said Jack I have 6 ,more weeks and I am outta Nam. I'm going to ride it out after all this time in the field, that was the last time I ever saw Rod, I read the KIA report and Rod and this other guy Smith had both been killed. I was devastated. I would have been with those great guys if it wasn't for my bad feet.
read more read less