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Frank H. Price, Jr., Oral History Interview, February 6, 1988

(Oral History #OH0104)

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Title: Frank H. Price, Jr., Oral History Interview
Creators: Lennon, Donald R.
Price, Frank H.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.0050 Cubic feet, 1 audiotape, 1.5 hours, 32 pages .

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General note

1930s-1970s

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No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Frank H. Price, Jr., Oral History Interview (#OH0104), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Frank H. Price, Jr.

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Vice Admiral Price, a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1941, discusses his background and education in the coal mining region of Kentucky, experiences at the Academy, prewar duty in the Atlantic aboard the USS WALKE, assignment to the USS O'BRIEN, and service in that ship at the time of its torpedoing and sinking. Other wartime commentary concerns duty in the USS SHUBRICK in the Atlantic, bombing of the ship while involved in the invasion of Italy, convoy duty prior to D Day, and participation in the Normandy Invasion. Post war experiences include service in the USS MISSOURI, Navy Bureau of Ordnance, Escort Division 22, and Naval Gun Factory. Subsequently he attended the National War College, became deputy chief of MAG, commander of a Destroyer division, commander of COM OPTIV, commanding officer of the first nuclear surface ship (USS LONGBEACH), commander of Destroyer Flotilla Squadron Eight, as well as assignments in the Pentagon.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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