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|51k||Edward Max Price, born in Richmond, Va. on 20 June 1916, grew up in Charleston, W.V. After attending Lincoln Grade School in Charleston; Hargrave Military Academy (Class of 1932)
in Chatham, Virginia; and Concord State College, Athens, West Virginia; he was appointed Midshipman at the United States Naval Academy on 16 July 1935. Graduating as number 26 in his class of 550,
he was commissioned Ensign on 01 June 1939, and assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV 2).
Promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade) on 01 November 1941, Lieutenant Price was officer in charge of weapons in the after control station of Lexington. He was responsible for the training and action of the automatic gun crews, and when in battle he directed the aim for his gunners. On the second day of the Coral Sea Battle, 08 May 1942, the Japanese were coming at Lexington from all directions. The dive bombers zoomed close. Their deadly missiles fell all about the marked ship. The men were too busy to think of dodging them. Their minds were ccentered on their jobs. Their young officer’s attention was focused on the job he had to do - fight off the Japenese planes. A bomb whistled close - then exploded. A fragment struck Lieutenant Price. He died giving the command "Keep firing!" And his gun crew did. Although Lexington sank later that day, those surviving shipmates remembered the young lieutenant and his orders.
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet, commended the young officer in a citation for bravery: "He contributed immeasurably to the destruction wrought on the attacking aircraft by skillfully directing the fire of his batteries. He perished at his battle station carrying out his duties in the best tradition of the Naval Service." Lt.(jg) Edward Max Price was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Buried at sea, he is memorialized on the "Walls of the Missing" at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.
USS Price (DE 332) (1944-1960) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo from the U.S. Naval Academy Yearbook; The Lucky Bag, Class of 1939.)
|82k||01 August 1956: Brooklyn Naval Shipyard - Recommissioning Cermony||Thomas C. Goff|
1956 - 1957
|474k||01 August 1956: Brooklyn Naval Shipyard - The United States ensign is run up during the recommissioning ceremony of USS Price (DER 332). In the background is USS Saratoga (CVA 60), commissioned three and a half months previously, on April 16th.||Jim Young|
ETR3, Feb. - Dec. 1957
|77k||A copy of the newspaper article using the above photo.|
|269k||Winter 1972 - Spring 1973: Philadelphia, Pa. - Looking across the Inactive Ship Basin at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard we see Price in a nest of decommisioned DERs along the Langley Ave. quay. Forward of her nest is the decommissioned Everglades (AD 24), which was in use as a support ship for the Inactive Ship Maintenance Facilty. Outboard in the nest aft of Price is Stockdale (DE 399) which has been mothballed since 1947.||Jim Cunliffe|
|View the USS Price (DE 332) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Price as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Price's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 12 Jan. 1944 – 21 Apr. 1945||Lcdr. John Worthen Higgins Jr., USNR (Comm. CO) (Somerville, Mass.)|
|2.) 21 Apr. 1945 - .. Jul. 1946||Lcdr. William Anderson Walker III, USN (USNA '40) (Cleveland, Oh.)|
|3.) .. Jul. 1946 - 16 May 1947||Lcdr. John Foster Collingwood, USN|
|4.) 01 Aug. 1956 -||Lcdr. William Anthony Stone|
|5.) .. Aug. 1959 - .. .... 1960||Lcdr. Leo Joseph Marshall Jr. (NRMS Columbia ‘45) (Brooklyn, N.Y.)|
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