PRICE, LARRY DONALD
Died of a heart attack, after his return - date unknown.

Name: Larry Donald Price
Rank/Branch: United States Air Force/O2
Unit: 435 TFS Ubon Thailand
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record: Orlando FL
Date of Loss: 30 July 1972
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 210300 North  1055500 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4D
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno:

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews.

REMARKS: 730329 RELEASED BY DRV


SOURCE: WE CAME HOME  copyright 1977
Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor
P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and
spelling errors).

LARRY D. PRICE
1st Lieutenant - United States Air Force
Shot Down: July 30, 1972
Released: March 29, 1973

I was one of the guys shot down in the midst of some pretty hot debate over
the Southeast Asian War. In July of 1972, many loyal, concerned Americans
were wondering if it would ever end. Suddenly that debate and combat sorties
were something from before. The system the North Vietnamese were fighting
for was right before my eyes, and I couldn't believe it.

Several years earlier, General  Curtis Lemay made the statement that we
could bomb them back into the Stone-Age. There was a very loud uproar over
that statement - my  feelings after a very short time in Hanoi were that an
effort of that kind would only set the North  Vietnamese back a week or two.

A recurring theme in the 435th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Ubon, Thailand,
where I was based, was "as long as there are POW's ..." Now a POW myself,
knowing that spirit in my own squadron and squadrons everywhere would
eventually get me home, proved to be a great source of strength  No matter
what I was told, I knew my fellow fliers, backed by the United States
Government and the American people, would never let us down.

December 1972-The Bombing of Hanoi ... It took less than three days to feel
completely sure the Vietnamese had seen the light. The following eight or
nine days were simply reinforcement, and I mentally started packing for
home.