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.