US Army Master Sergeant Charles L. Price III, from Milam, Texas, was killed in action on 12th August 2011 in Kandahar province, from injuries he received when a bomb exploded by his patrol unit.
40-year-old Master Sgt. Price served with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, based at Fort Carson, Colorado. He joined the Army in 1989 and had served in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, Kosovo and Iraq. This was his first deployment to Afghanistan.
Master Sgt. Price had been awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. He had also earned the Army Commendation medal five times.
He leaves his wife and seven children, the youngest of whom is 3.