Cornelius P. (Pappy) Price is an African-American WW II veteran who saw action in North Africa and the Mediterranean in a segregated Quartermaster unit. Price served in both Sicily and Italy, driving trucks and performing other quartermaster duties with a truck unit that often worked near the front lines.
"Sergeant Price, come here." a Colonel said to Price on the occasion of his pending discharge. "You want to stay in the army?" Replied Price "No, I don't want to stay in nothin', I'm through. I wanted to hug and kiss that old Colonel when he handed me those discharge papers."