Warren Clyde Price was born in Tennessee to James Lee Price and Lillie Linda Greer. He served on the U.S.S. Juneau (CL52) and was Lost at Sea when the Destroyer Juneau was sunk at the Battle of Guadalcanal. He is memorialized at Manila American Cemetery and has a memorial stone in the Price Cemetery on Buntontown Road, Butler, TN

Battle of Guadalcanal. The Juneau was just eight months in service when she was mortally wounded in her second major action in the battle of Guadalcanal, which marked the end of Japanese aggression to the south. Badly crippled by a torpedo the Juneau was forced to retire from the action. Later the same day, Nov. 13, 1942, she was again torpedoed. She sank within a minute. The final casualty toll in the ship’s loss was 37 officers and 647 enlisted men either dead or missing in action.

Photo courtesy: Mrs. Ashley Collins-Williams

The Johnson City Press, 11 October 1944
Miss Dorothy Price, 20, of 1301 Burgie street, Elizabethton, enlisted in the WAVES in Knoxville in an attempt to avenge the death of her brother, Seaman First Class, Warren Clyde Price, who lost his life on the U.S. cruiser Juneau – the same boat and at the same time the five Sullivan brothers lost their lives in a battle with the Japs in the Pacific. “The only reason I didn’t join sooner,” Miss Price said, “is because I was too young.

  • Rank: Seaman First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 10 March 1921
  • Date of death: 13 November 1942
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Butler
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Juneau (CL-52)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Guadalacanal
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Bottom Panel
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