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Press Release | June 25, 2024

Airman Accounted from Vietnam War (Price, D.)

Washington  –  

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Air Force Sgt. David S. Price, who was killed during the Vietnam War, was accounted for June 21, 2024.

In 1968, Price and 18 other men were assigned to Lima Site 85, a tactical air navigation radar site on a remote, 5,600-foot mountain peak known as Phou Pha Thi in Houaphan Province, Laos.  In the early morning of March 11, the site was overrun by Vietnamese commandos, causing the Americans to seek safety on a narrow ledge of the steep mountain.  A few hours later, under the protective cover of A-1 Skyraider aircraft, U.S. helicopters were able to rescue eight of the men.  Sgt. Price and 10 other Americans were killed in action and unable to be recovered.

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.