Frank H. Price, Jr., Oral History Interview

February 6, 1988
Oral History #OH0104
Price, Frank H., Jr.; Lennon, Donald R.
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0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiotape, 1.5 hours, 32 pages
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.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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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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Gift of Frank H. Price, Jr.

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Key terms
Personal Names
Price, Frank H., Jr., 1919-2002
Corporate Names
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
Cherbourg, Battle of, Cherbourg, France, 1944
Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Atlantic Ocean
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy--Sicily
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean