GySgt Daniel J. Price
WASHINGTON (WZZM) - A Marine from Holland has died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense says Gunnery Sgt. Daniel J. Price, 27, of Holland, Mich., was killed along with Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan W. Gifford, 34, of Palm Bay, Fla.
The men died July 29 while conducting combat operations in Badghis province, Afghanistan.
Sgt. Daniel Prince was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Calif. He had received a Bronze Star with combat V, Purple Heart, three Combat Action Ribbons and three Good Conduct Medals during his ten years in the Marines, which also included six tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Statement from 2nd District Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) on the death of Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Price:
"While the details are not clear, a hero from Holland has lost his life defending freedom. Let us all take a moment to remember Gunnery Sergeant Price's courage, dedication, and commitment to freedom. And let us also hold his family in our hearts and pray for the loved ones he has left behind."
HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - Funeral arrangements have been finalized for a 27-year-old US Marine from Zeeland who died while on duty in Afghanistan eight days ago. Visitation for Daniel Price is from 5-8 PM on Wednesday, Aug 8, and from 1-4 PM and 6-9 PM on Thursday, Aug 9, at the Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home on 16th Street in Holland. He, along with a fellow Gunnery Sergeant from Florida, were killed by enemy fire in Badghis province on July 29th. Sgt. Price's funeral is set for Saturday morning, Aug 11, at Central Wesleyan Church, with burial slated for Pilgrim Home Cemetery. As is the usual custom, Governor Snyder's office is expected to announce when flags across Michigan will be flown at half staff in honor of Sgt. Price.