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Army Master Sgt. Charles L. Price III
Died August 12, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
40, of Milam, Texas; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Aug. 12 in Jaman, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.
Fort Carson holds memorial service for fallen master sergeant
The Associated Press
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — Colleagues say a Fort Carson, Colo.-based soldier who was killed in Afghanistan was a leader who exuded calm in times of crisis.
The Army post held a memorial service Wednesday for Master Sgt. Charles L. Price III of Milam, Texas.
The 40-year-old former drill sergeant died Aug. 12 from wounds from an improvised explosive device in Kandahar province.
He was on his sixth deployment since entering the Army in 1989. He also served in Iraq, Kosovo, Kuwait, the Balkans and Saudi Arabia.
His decorations included the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, five Army Commendation Medals and nine Army Achievement Medals.
Price was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.
The Gazette reports Price is survived by his wife, four daughters and three sons.