COMSTOCK PARK, MICH. - Karl and Ruth Price lost their son Daniel in 2012. USMC Gunnery Sergeant Daniel Price was killed in combat in Afghanistan.
Gunnery Sergeant Price served six combat tours, including three deployments to Afghanistan and three to Iraq.
On Saturday, Sept. 23, the family was presented with a special portrait of Gunnery Sergeant Price that was painted by the artist Phillip Taylor. They were given the painting at the LZ Michigan event at Fifth Third Ballpark.
"It definitely captured his smile," said Ruth Price.
"He loved to smile," said Karl Price. "He infected the room with that smile."
"To see the picture, it was what I was hoping it would look like," said Karl Price. "I know when I look at that picture, I know how much he loved us and how much we loved him."
"We will be glad to get it home and see it in our family room," said Ruth Price.
Taylor paints portraits of servicemen and women for the Fallen Soldiers Project. In the past 10 years, he has done over 240 of these portraits.
The portrait is being displayed at the Gerald R. Ford Museum during ArtPrize, and it was installed there on Sunday, Sept. 24.
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