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Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Bruce E. Price

Died May 15, 2004 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

37, of Chevy Chase, Maryland; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed May 15 when his unit was ambushed with rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire in Kajaki, Afghanistan.

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Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan

Associated Press

BALTIMORE — A Green Beret from Fort Bragg, N.C., was killed when his unit was ambushed while on combat patrol in southern Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Tuesday.

Chief Warrant Officer Bruce E. Price, 37, died Saturday, according to a Defense Department news release that identified him as being from Maryland. It did not include a Maryland hometown for Price, but a release from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command said he lived in Fayetteville, N.C.

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.

Price had a wife, Renate, and an 8-year-old son, Aidan.

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 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

This was Price’s third deployment to Afghanistan since 2002, according to the USASOC release. Price enlisted in the Army in 1986 and had 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, the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Army Commendation Medal, among others.

He attended Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C., for two years.





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