Falls Price

– Valdese, NC
Company C, 423rd Infantry, 106th Division U.S. Army

Price began his military service in 1937 with the 1st Coast Artillery. Drafted in 1940, he returned to Fort Bragg for boot camp and later worked at Camp Davis, the first man, he says, to be drafted from Cleveland County. On D-Day + 16, he landed at Normandy with the 56th General Hospital and cared for the wounded from the many battles that followed. When the Army — desperate for front line soldiers — gave him the opportunity to fight, he joined the 106th Infantry Division. His timing couldn’t have been worse: the 106th was demolished by Hitler’s army in the Ardennes Offensive. A wonderful storyteller, Falls tells about the war from several perspectives including the loss of one of his brothers.

Falls Price recalls his run-ins with German soldiers in the European theater of World War II.