William A. Price

NAME
William Arthur Price
NICKNAME
MCSN
311537
HOME OF RECORD
301 3rd Avenue, Laurel, MT
NEXT OF KIN
Father, Mr. Reece Price
DATE OF BIRTH
March 4, 1923
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
June 1941
DATE OF LOSS
November 11, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal
CASUALTY TYPE
Killed in Action
UNIT
K/3/8th Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
On 11 November 1942, the Third Battalion 8th Marines took part in a general attack west of the Matanikau River, part of the offensive to take the village of Kokumbona. The recently-arrived Marines struggled against the heat, jungle growth, and “heavy mortar, sniper, and machine gun fire from their front and left flank.”

PFC William A. Pricce was participating in this assault when he was killed by a Japanese machine gun at 0700 hours. His battalion was forced to give up the ground it had gained, and Price’s body was not recovered from the field.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
“Body not recovered”
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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