Army 1st Lt. Timothy E. Price Dies in Iraq

Tim Price

Quote from his family’s statement:

“1LT Timothy E. Price, leader of the 3rd Platoon, 127th MP Company, was killed in action in Baghdad, Iraq, on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004. At the time of his death, Tim was attempting to secure a defensive perimeter around a disabled Army vehicle that had been struck by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) and was in flames. Tim, who was 25, was serving his second tour of duty in the Baghdad area.”

My friend Derrick from high school, who broke the news to me 2 weeks ago after finding me by searching on the internet, said he was shot down by a sniper. During high school back in Richmond, Virginia, Tim and I were good friends. He was the only guy I knew more high strung than me, and he was always happy and upbeat. A lot of good memories.

I miss you, dude! My deepest condolences go out to Tim’s family and friends.