GYSGT Daniel Joseph Price

GYSGT Daniel Joseph Price

Birth
Death 29 Jul 2012 (aged 27)
Badghis, Afghanistan
Burial Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan, USA
Plot PH-3-N-00007-005
Memorial ID 94502427 View Source
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Gunnery Sgt. Daniel J. Price, 27, of Holland, Mich., died July 29 while conducting combat operations in Badghis province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Gunnery Sergeant Daniel J. Price, age 27, of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 29th, 2012. Daniel was survived by his loving wife of 6 years, his parents, his brother and his sister, mother-in-law, and grandparents, as well as aunts, uncles and cousins. Dan was killed in action while conducting combat operations in Badghis province in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Dan was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operation Battalion, United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, based at Camp Pendleton California. Dan entered the Marine Corps in July of 2003. While at the School of Infantry, Camp Pendleton, California he checked into 1st Reconnaissance Battalion in Camp Pendleton and then was screened and selected to become a Reconnaissance Marine. Dan attended the Basic Reconnaissance Course in 2004. Dan's deployments consisted of six combat tours to include three deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and three tours to Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom. During his combat service he was meritoriously promoted to Sergeant during a tour to Iraq. Due to Dan's exceptional performance he was selected to be a part of Marines Special Operations Command (MARSOC) in January of 2008. During his career, his personal decorations included a Bronze Star with combat V for his heroic combat actions in Afghanistan, a Purple Heart as a result of a combat injury in Afghanistan in July of 2011, a Navy and Marine Achievement Medal, three Good Conduct Medals and three Combat Action Ribbons. Dan was an expert in pistol and rifle marksmanship. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 11th, 2012, in the worship center of Central Wesleyan Church, 446 West 40th Street, Holland, MI 49423 with Rev. Phil Vos officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery of Holland. Visitation will be at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral home, 315 East 16th Street, Holland, MI 49423, on Wednesday, August 8th 2012 from 5-8pm, and Thursday, August 9th 2012 from 1-4pm and 6-9pm. A memorial service will be held in California at a later date. Obituary information provided by Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral home.