David H. Price


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.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Leader, Armed Helicopter Fire Team, RVN
Highest Award
Silver Star
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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