JOHN W PRICE

JOHN W PRICE - SP5

  • HOMETOWN:
  • westfield
  • COUNTY:
  • Union
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • April 28, 1947
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • March 15, 1969
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Army
  • RANK:
  • SP5
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


John William Price was born on April 28, 1947.  His home of record is Westfield, NJ.

He entered the US Army and attained the rank of Specialist 5 (SP5).

Price went to Vietnam on April 3, 1968, and served with the 1st Aviation Brigade.  He was chief of maintenance for a group of helicopter gun ships. 

Price was killed in action in a helicopter crash as a result of a hostile encounter in Choung Thien, South Vietnam, on March 15, 1969.  He was scheduled to return home 12 days after the fatal flight.

Sources: Newspaper clipping and NJVVMF.

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