Donald  E.  Price  
  Rank, Service
Specialist 4th Class E-4,  U.S. Army
  Veteran of:
U.S. Army 1966-1969
Cold War 1966-1969
Vietnam War 1968 (POW)

Donald Price was born in 1941 in Ohio. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on December 7, 1966, and completed basic training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in February 1967. After attending Transportation School at Fort Eustis, Virginia, he served as an Army Seaman with the 490th Transportation Company at Fort Eustis, from June 1967 to January 1968, and then with the 5th Transportation Company in South Vietnam from February 1968 until he was captured in Cambodia and taken as a Prisoner of War while serving aboard the landing craft LCU-1577 on July 17, 1968. After spending 156 days in captivity, SP4 Price was released by his Cambodian captors on December 19, 1968. He was briefly hospitalized at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and received an honorable discharge from the Army on January 20, 1969.

The Soldier's Creed:

I am an American Soldier.

I am a warrior and a member of a team.

I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.

I will always place the mission first.

I will never accept defeat.

I will never quit.

I will never leave a fallen comrade.

I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.

I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.

I am an expert and I am a professional.

I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.

I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

I am an American Soldier.




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