David J Price

United States Air Force
22 December 1946 - 30 July 1972
Marion, Ohio
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Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for David J Price

03 May 2005

Dave was a fraternity brother of mine at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. We always enjoyed each other's company and occasionaly played golf together. He participated in my wedding in 1967. We were both in AFROTC and at graduation from college were commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants in the Air Force. Dave became a crew member of a B-52. Later in the Vietnam war he was assigned duty in Thailand where his aircraft was involved in bombing raids over Vietnam. To the best of my knowledge on July 30, 1972 his aircraft, while on a bombing misson, was struck by lightning and crashed with no survivors. My wife and I still talk about how much we miss him. He was a great guy and a dedicated American patriot.

From a friend.
E-mail address is not available.

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Five crewmen were killed and one survived when a B-52D (tail number 56-0677) of the 307th Strategic Bomb Wing was struck by lightning after take-off from U-Tapao RTAFB on a combat mission. The lightning strike knocked out most of the aircraft's instruments and started a fire in the port wing. The five dead were
  • Major James E. Hudelson, Roseburg, OR
  • Capt Ronald A. Ashe, Ansonia, CT
  • Capt David J. Price, Marion, OH
  • Capt Thomas W. Reasor, Evansville, IN
  • Capt Josep L. Ruzicka, North Augusta, SC
Regretably, crew and MOS assignments are not available, and for that reason it is not possible to display Captain Price's flight rating badge.

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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