Master Sergeant Price was a member of Headquarters Company, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. On March 10, 1953, he was the observer on a LT-6G Mosquito control aircraft from the 6148th Tactical Air Control Squadron, 6147 Tactical Air Control Group. While on a combat mission, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire, crashed and exploded. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on March 11, 1954. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.