David H. Price
Colonel David Hillsman Price was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation From Officer Candidate School in September 1962. His first duty assignment was as Leader, Infantry Platoon. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Leader, Armed Helicopter Fire Team, RVN; Instructor, Armed Helicopter Tactics and Gunnery, U.S. Army Aviation School; Commander, Aeroscout Platoon, Air Cavalry Troop, RVN; Commander, Infantry Basic Training Company, Fort Benning, GA; Commander, Assault Helicopter Company, 25th Infantry Division, HI; Secretary General Staff, U.S. Army Support Command, HI; Associate Professor of Military History, US Air Force Academy; Executive Officer, Infantry Brigade, 2d Infantry Division, Korea; Commander, Infantry Brigade, 2d Infantry Division, Korea; Aviation Officer, Headquarters, I Corps (ROK/US) Group, Korea; Commander, Combat Aviation Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, Korea; Air-Ground Operations Officer, Headquarters, Combined Filed Army (ROK/US), Korea; Commander, District Recruiting Command, Honolulu, HI; Senior Army Advisor, Hawaii National Guard, Honolulu. | His awards and decorations include: Silver Star w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster; Legion of Merit; Distinguished Flying Cross w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Service Medal w/4 Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star; Air Medal w/51 Oak Leaf Cluster; Purple Heart W1Oak Leaf Cluster; Presidential Unit Citation w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Unit Citation; Vietnamese Gallantry Cross w/Palm, Gold Star and Silver Star; Combat Infantryman Badge; Senior Army Aviator Badge; Senior Parachutist Badge. | Military schools attended include: Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Air Command and Staff College. | Colonel Price holds an MA (History) and BGS (History) from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, NE; Auburn University, Maxwell Air Force Base Extension, Post-Graduate work in Public Administration.