Chief Warrant Officer Bruce E. Price
1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces
Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.
15 May 2004
Chief Warrant Officer Bruce E. Price was fatally wounded when his vehicle was attacked by insurgents using small arms and rocket-propelled
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Chief Warrant Officer Bruce E. Price, 37, born Sept. 11, 1966, from Maryland, lived in Fayetteville,
N.C. with his wife, Renate, and 8-year-old son, Aidan. He attended Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C., for two years.
Bruce Price was born at Walter Reed Army Medical
Col. Herman Price (U. S. Army Retired) said his son was a tough soldier who enjoyed what he did for a living. "He loved life, loved his buddies, loved his family and loved his job,"
He died in Kajaki, Afghanistan, "when individuals using rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire ambushed his unit," the Defense Department statement said. Afghan authorities have said they arrested two Taliban suspects in the attack.
He was an assistant detachment commander assigned to the 1st Battalion of the 3rd Special Forces Group, based at Fort Bragg, N.C. Elements of the group are deployed to Afghanistan.
CWO Bruce E. Price
Special Forces (Airborne)
Died 15 May 2004
when his Detachment was
ambushed while on
Combat Patrol in
This was Price's third deployment to Afghanistan since 2002, according to the USASOC release. Price enlisted in the Army in 1986 and has served on several assignments, including an overseas tour in Germany and time in Kuwait.
He completed the Special Forces Qualification Course in 1992 as a Special Forces weapons sergeant and had been a warrant officer since 1998.
The Green Beret also was an Army Jumpmaster and an Army Ranger.
Price's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart,
Combat Infantryman Badge, Joint Service Commendation Medal and Army Commendation Medal, among others.
The Prices were a military family, moving to El Paso, the San Francisco Bay area and back to the Washington area, settling for a short time in Chevy Chase. Price attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High
Bruce Price was interested in the challenge of being a soldier, his father said. Special Forces missions are often secret, and Price didn't talk much about his work, even with his family. "We never discussed any of that," his father said. "I never really asked him."
"The Men of Special Forces became his second family," he said. "We talked with members of his team, and they're very proud of him and feel that he's their brother."
his father said.
Herman Price said his son would be buried at Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined.
"How do you express your feelings at a time like this?" he said. "We're sorry he didn't get to live a longer life, but we feel that he lived the time that he had here to the utmost. He basically has two families. He has his natural family, and he has his Army family. Everyone's going to miss him."
**Information from SFAHQ.com, The DoD, USASOC
used in this Article.
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