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William Price pilot with HMM-263 1966-1967 passed tonight

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    Marines,
    Sad news to report tonight. William (Bill) Price, HMM-263 '66-'67, passed tonight.
    I last saw Bill at our 2012 reunion in Orlando Fla. and he was in great spirits and really enjoyed his time with all who attended.

    Their address is: 1395 Oak Meadows Lane
    Oak Meadow Lane
    Cumming, Georgia 30081

    Phone number: 678-947 5270

    Mr. McCauley said, no service will be held in Georgia but there will be one at Arlington at a later date.
    T.C. Moyer

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    Re: William Price pilot with HMM-263 1966-1967 passed tonight

    The Following is the obituary of my preflight classmate and friend of 59 years, Will Price.

    PRICE, William G. COL. WILLIAM PRICE, USMC (Ret.) Colonel William G. (Will) Price, USMC (Retired) passed away April 8, in Cumming, GA. He was born March 7, 1933 in Cullman, AL. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1953 while attending the University of Alabama. Following boot camp at Parris Island, SC, he joined 2nd Recon Company at Camp Lejeune, NC. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and designated a Naval Aviator in 1956. Following duty as a Flight Instructor at Pensacola he was assigned to Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron 314 in the US and Atsugi, Japan flying the F4D-1 Skyray. He transitioned to helicopters, flying UH-34s with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263 at Marble Mountain, Republic of Vietnam. In 1967 he was reassigned to the American Embassy, Ankara, Turkey as the Assistant Naval Attache and the Assistant Naval Attache for Air. In 1970 he transitioned to the CH-46 helicopter and joined Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 164 first as Operations Officer and then Executive Officer on Okinawa and aboard the USS New Orleans with the Special Landing Force for his second Vietnam tour. He joined Marine Air Control Group 28 at MCAS Cherry Point, NC in 1971 as Group Operations Officer and then as Commanding Officer, Marine Air Support Squadron 1. He transitioned to the AV8A Harrier and in June 1974 was assigned as Commanding Officer of Marine Attack Squadron 542. Colonel Price served as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans, Policies, and Operations until his retirement from active service in July, 1983. Colonel Price is survived by his wife, Patricia Hickman Price of Cumming, GA; son Richard (Rocky) and wife Pat, and grandchildren Lauren and Richard Jr., all of Roswell, GA. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation (3800 Fettler Park Dr, Dumfries, VA 22025) or the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (825 College Blvd, Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057). Northside Chapel Funeral Directors and Crematory, 12050 Crabapple Rd., Roswell, 770-645-1414, www.northsidechapel.com.

    Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on April 15, 2013

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      Re: William Price pilot with HMM-263 1966-1967 passed tonight

      Mr. Hewes,

      Thank you for posting the information. Do you have any info regarding burial at Arlington Cemetery? Date, time etc.
      One of our HMM-263 members who lives on east coast has inquired.

      S/F Gary Alls
      HMM-263 '666-'67

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        Re: William Price pilot with HMM-263 1966-1967 passed tonight

        Gary,

        Interment will be at Arlington, which the family is in the process of arranging. When I have the date and time I'll post it here

        Semper Fi,

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          Re: William Price pilot with HMM-263 1966-1967 passed tonight

          The life of my old friend, Colonel William G. Price, USMC (Ret), will be celebrated in a service at the Memorial Chapel in Ft. Meyer at 1230 on 8 July 2013. Interment in Arlington National Cemetery will follow the memorial service.

          Please note corrected time, 1230, for the Memorial Chapel at Ft. Meyer.

          Semper Fidelis
          Last edited by Tom Hewes; 06-10-2013, 08:01. Reason: Correct error

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            Re: William Price pilot with HMM-263 1966-1967 passed tonight

            Will,

            Wish I could be there to see you off. We will have a toast to your memory at our next reunion.



            R.I.P. Sir !!

            S/F Gary Alls
            HMM-263 '66-'67

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              Re: William Price pilot with HMM-263 1966-1967 passed tonight

              Thunder Chickens,

              You will be pleased to learn that the interment of Will Price on Monday, 8 July went off without a hitch. The service was well attended and included the former ACMC, Gen Tom Morgan and MGen Ron Beckwith. The eulogy was delivered by yours truly. The Eighth & I honor guard was superb, standing tall in the driving rain as we exited the Memorial Chapel. The Marine Corps truly takes care of its own!

              Semper Fi,

              Tom

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                Re: William Price pilot with HMM-263 1966-1967 passed tonight

                Originally posted by Tom Hewes View Post
                Thunder Chickens,

                You will be pleased to learn that the interment of Will Price on Monday, 8 July went off without a hitch. The service was well attended and included the former ACMC, Gen Tom Morgan and MGen Ron Beckwith. The eulogy was delivered by yours truly. The Eighth & I honor guard was superb, standing tall in the driving rain as we exited the Memorial Chapel. The Marine Corps truly takes care of its own!

                Semper Fi,

                Tom
                Nice to Hear! Thanks to ALL that was there for Bill and the Family. God Bless /God Speed.

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