28 Jul '14, 7pm

Three deployments to Iraq, 3 to Afghanistan. Purple Heart. Bronze Star. Silver Star. What a hero.

Three deployments to Iraq, 3 to Afghanistan. Purple Heart. Bronze Star. Silver Star. What a hero.

A MARSOC gunnery sergeant who was killed while fighting insurgents in Afghanistan, will be awarded the military’s third-highest award for valor on Tuesday, MARSOC officials announced. The family of Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Price will accept his Silver Star on the second anniversary of his death at the Central Wesleyan Church in Price’s hometown of Holland, Michigan. Price, 27, a team member with Special Operations Task Force-West, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan, was killed in Baghdis province on July 29, 2012. He was assisting Afghan special forces commandos in attempting to gain control of an enemy stronghold near the town of Bala Bokan. According to Price’s medal citation, the Marines and commandos began to take heavy small arms fire shortly after insert. When three commandos were wounded, Price, volunteered to accompany his team chief, Gunnery Sgt. ...

Full article: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307...

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