Korean War Group to Private James E. Price
Korean War Group to Private James E. Price - Korea Medal (G-800406 J.E. PRICE); Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea (unnamed); and United Nations KoreaMedal (G-800406 J.E. PRICE). Naming is officially engraved on the KM and privately engraved on the UNKM. Court-mounted with dual push pin reverse, original ribbons, edge wear on the UNKM, near extremely fine. Accompanied by five pages with copies of his Service Records. Footnote: James Edward Price enlisted with the Canadian Army on August 18, 1950 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Three days later, he was taken on strength by 25 Canadian Reinforcement Group (Reinforcement Company, 2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment) at Petawawa, Ontario on August 21st. He was immediately transferred for training to the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps School at Camp Borden, Ontario, where he was to remain for the next ten weeks, until November 3rd. Price was taken on strength of the Canadian Active Service Force (USA) on November 18th at Fort Lewis, Washington State, with the 54th Transport Company. After five months training at Fort Lewis, he was struck off strength of the Canadian Active Service Force (USA) on April 19, 1951 and taken on strength of the Canadian Active Service Force (Far East), embarking the United States on April 19th and disembarking in the Far East on May 5th. What little information there is regarding his overseas service has been "blacked out" on his service records. Price was awarded the Korea Medal in the field on November 10, 1951, while an active participant with the 54th Transport Company. He was struck off strength of the Canadian Active Service Force (Far East) on June 28, 1952, embarking the Far East that day and disembarking in Canada on July 7th, having served in the Far East theatre for a little under fourteen months. He returned to Fredericton for three months additional service, before being discharged on October 15, 1952 at No. 2 Personnel Depot, credited with having served in Canada, the United States and the Far East. Price was awarded the Korea Medal and the United Nations Korea War for his war service, with his Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea issued to him later, in April 1992.