Price, Joseph Doyle, 2ndLt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0301-Basic Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1943-Present, 0301, Missing In Action
Service Years
1942 - 1943
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Golden Dragon Certificate
Shellback Certificate

Second Lieutenant


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Year of Birth
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Order of the Golden Dragon Shellback

 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1943, World War II Fallen

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Last Known Activity
PRICE, Joseph D., 2d Lieutenant, USMCR. Wife, Mrs. Joseph D. Price, 705 W. 42d St., Houston, Tex + PRICE, Joseph Doyle, 18197, Co M, 3rd Bn, 2nd Mar, 2nd Mar Div, FMF, Gilbert Is, November 26, 1943, died of wounds + PRICE, Joseph Doyle, Second Lieutenant, O-018197, USMC, from Texas, Honolulu Memorial

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   Silver Star
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant Joseph Doyle Price (MCSN: 0-18197), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while attached to the SECOND Marine Division during action against enemy Japanese forces at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands on 20 and 21 November 1943. Wounded early on the first day of the assault while leading his heavy machine gun platoon, First Lieutenant Price courageously remained in action directing the advance of his men toward their objective throughout the day. Operating under heavy enemy fire, he personally supervised the installation of each of his guns for night defense, continuing in combat on the front lines until he collapsed. While being evacuated the following morning, First Lieutenant Price received a wound from Japanese mortar fire which later proved fatal. His brave fighting spirit and fortitude in utter disregard for his own safety were an inspiration to the men of his command and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Action Date: November 20 & 21, 1943
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Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Officer Candidate School (Quantico, VA), H/13
 Unit Assignments
USMC (United States Marine Corps)3rd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (3/2), 2nd Marine RegimentMissing In Action
  1942-1943, 0301, 13th Replacement Bn
  1943-1943, 0301, 3rd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (3/2), 2nd Marine Regiment
  1943-Present, 0301, Missing In Action
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
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