Friday, August 12, 2011

Army Master Sgt. Charles L. Price III

Remember Our Heroes

Army Master Sgt. Charles L. Price III, 40, of Milam, Texas

MSgt Price was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Aug. 12, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

MSgt Price graduated from Yoe High School in 1989. He joined the Army in 1989. He became a drill sergeant in 2003. He deployed to Iraq, Kosovo, Kuwait, Balkans and Saudi Arabia for the Persian Gulf War before deploying to Afghanistan in June, 2011.

"MSgt Price used his experience and knowledge to mentor," said 1st Lieutenant Andrew Mc Kay. "His soldiers respected him because they knew what he was doing and always had their best interests at heart."

"MSgt Price trained me and mentored me to be the soldier and noncommissioned officer I am today," said Sgt. Matthew Jardine,paralegal, 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division. "I was honored to becalled his soldier."

"He always put his soldiers first and offered hope at every turn," said 1st Lieutenant Zachary Finehout, Executive Officer, SFAT. "I learned more from him in a short time that I thought was possible. I will always miss him."

MSgt Price's awards and decorations include:

Bronze Star
Purple Heart
Meritorious Service Medal
NATO Medal
Combat Infantry Badge
Expert Infantry Badge
Army Achievement Medals (9)
Army Commendation Medals (5)

Funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 27, he was laid to rest at Cameron Rest Cemetery.

MSgt Price is survived by his mother, Grace; wife, Staff Sergeant Helen Clark-Price; and seven children, Lakrishia, Shameka, Shaninya, Joshlynn, Donavon, Michael, and Rashaw; and siblings, Eric, Marvin, Iperia and Roshunda.

Army Master Sgt. Charles L. Price III was killed in action on 8/12/11.

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