Marine from Michigan Posthumously Awarded Silver Star

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Military officials say Price was supporting Afghan commandos trying to capture an insurgent-held village and rushed to help and remove wounded Afghan soldiers.

The U.S. military has awarded the Silver Star to a western Michigan Marine killed in fighting in Afghanistan two years ago.
Friends and family gathered Tuesday for a ceremony honoring the former Holland resident.
Twenty-seven-year-old Gunnery Sgt. Daniel J. Price died July 29, 2014, while conducting combat operations in Badghis province. He was part of the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Military officials say Price was supporting Afghan commandos trying to capture an insurgent-held village and rushed to help and remove wounded Afghan soldiers.
They say Price scaled a wall and threw a grenade down a chimney, killing the attackers.
Price served three tours in Iraq and three tours in Afghanistan. He received the Purple Heart in 2011 after being wounded.


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