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Price, Charles F.B.


Photograph of Charles F.B. Price

USMC


Price took command of 2 Marine Division immediately following the Pearl Harbor attack. He subsequently took command of Marine defenses in Samoa and the occupation of the Ellice Islands.

Service record

1881-9-18

Born in Hamburg, Germany to American parents
1902

Graduates from Pennsylvania Military College with a degree in civil engineering. Joins Pennsylvania National Guard.
1906-2
Second lieutenant     
Commissioned into the Marine Corps and ordered to the School of Application
1906-9

Army of Pacification, Cuba
1908-10
First lieutenant

1909-1

Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.
1909

Nicaragua Expedition
1910

Panama Canal
1910-4

Rifle Range, Winthrop, Maryland
1914

Vera Cruz Expedition
1916-9-25
Captain

1916-11

Commander, Marine Detachment, BB Arkansas
1917-5
Major
15 Separate Battalion, France
1922-6

Graduates from Field Officers' Course
1922

Command and General Staff School
1923

Instructor, Department of Tactics, Marine Corps Schools
1925

Intelligence officer, Marine Detachment, Americal Legation, Peking
1928-7

2 Marine Brigade, Nicarauga
1931-10
Lieutenant colonel
Commanding officer, Rifle Range, Quantico
1935-4-25

4 Marine Regiment, Shanghai
1940-8-1
Brigadier general
Naval Examing Board, Marine Corps Headquarters
1941-2-15

Commander, Department of the Pacific, San Francisco
1941-11-1

Commander, 2 Marine Division
1942-2-1     
Major general     

1942-4-29

Commander, Defense Force, Samoan Group
1944-5

Commander, San Diego Area
1945-10-1

Retires
1948-10-25     
Lieutenant general (retired list)     

1954

Dies at San Diego Naval Hospital

References

Rottman (2002)

United States Marine Corps History Division (accessed 2008-9-27)



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