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Colonel (Ret) James E. Price, US Army, 81, of Carlisle, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, September 14, 2010, in the Thornwald Home, Carlisle. He was born on Sunday, July 21, 1929, in Kimball, WV, a son of the late William C. and Rachael (Godson) Price.

He graduated from Welch High School in West Virginia where he excelled in athletics. He then attended West Virginia University on a football and ROTC scholarship and where he met his future wife, Ernestine Virginia Brown. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from WVU and a Masters degree in Communication Technology from Shippensburg State College in 1971.

A career Army officer with more than 29 years of service, Colonel Price served with distinction in both Korea and Vietnam. He later attended the United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks and graduated with the Class of 1971. He subsequently served on the staff and faculty and finally as Chief of Staff and Secretary of the War College until his retirement from active duty in 1981. He later worked as a civilian contractor, training the Royal Guard of Saudi Arabia. He finished his occupational career as a Senior Planning Officer for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of nearly 58 years, Ernestine V. (Brown) Price, three sons; Emmett Price (and his wife, Susan), Jimmy Price (and his wife, Andrea) and Rick Price all of Carlisle, five grandchildren; Emmett Jr., Samantha, Alex, Kyle and Adam and one sister, Carol Clark of Bluefield, WV. He was preceded in death by his brother, William Price and a sister, Tissie Clark.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2010, in the USAWC Memorial Chapel, Carlisle Barracks with Chaplain (Colonel) James R. Carter officiating and where military honors will be provided by Cumberland County Honor Guard. Viewing will be held on Friday from 6 - 8:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle. Burial with full military honors will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to USAWC Memorial Chapel, Attn: Price Memorial, 452 Mara Circle, Carlisle, PA 17013 or to the Matewan United Methodist Church, 4749 First Ave., Matewan, WV 25678.

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Ernie and Boys: 
 We are saddened to hear of the passing of Jim.  He is in a far better place now.  We will keep you in our prayers.

Nickie and John Auger
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 I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to all of the Price family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Raed Khalil
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I worked with COL Price at the USAWC.  I always had a lot of respect for him and enjoyed working with him. I also remember you, Ernie, as a very pleasant person.  Frank and I will keep your family in our prayers.  God bless you all.

Virginia Giordano
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A gentleman of the highest order, Jim represented the finest qualities of a US Army officer. I am proud to have worked with Jim; he brought out the best in me. My memories of COL Price are happy ones.

Lee  Fischbach
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 My Dear Ernie and Sons
My prayers are with you and yours.
My God Bless you all.\

Inez
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To The Price Family:

We are so sorry for your loss.  You can take solace knowing he is in a better place and at peace.  Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you.

The Emersons
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To all the Price family-our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jesse and Sandy DeFrance
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The Mejasich family sends our condolences on the recent passing of your father.   He was a very personable and friendly man who was full of life.

Kim Mejasich

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