Born and raised in Betterton, Maryland, C. Henry Price II, U.S. Navy Machinist Mate 1st Class, gave his life for his country during the battle of Guadalcanal while serving aboard the light cruiser USS Juneau (CL-52). His ship was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine at 2301 hours on 13 November 1942 with a loss of 700 lives. Those lost included Captain Swenson, five brothers of the Sullivan family, and Machinist Mate 1st Class C. Henry Price II. Our post was formed in C. Henry Price II’s honor to perpetuate his name and to keep alive the American ideals for which he so willingly gave his life. A son he never knew, C. Henry Price III, a former local businessperson, now resides in West Virginia.
The C. Henry Price II Post 246 was granted a temporary charter on 1 July 1949, its permanent charter on 3 June 1951, and was incorporated on 17 August 1960. There were twenty-two charter members, the last living member passing in 2021.
The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 246 was granted its charter on 12 January 1957.
The Sons of The American Legion, Squadron 246 was granted its charter on 24 January 1963.