Susan Price, Gold Star Mother
Patriot, Investigative Researcher,
National Voice, Veteran Advocate, Advocate for Justice.
Susan Price is a Gold Star Mother and resides in the Tampa, Florida, area. She is the daughter of a Marine and an Army Veteran herself, yet most importantly, she is the mother of American Hero, Marine Gunnery Sgt. Aaron M. Kenefick, who was KIA, on September 8th, 2009, in the Kunar Province of Afghanistan during a complex ambush in the village of “Ganjgal,” forever tied to two Living Medal of Honor Recipients, Marine Corporal Dakota Meyer and Army Captain Will Swenson.
Through the death and grief of her Marine son Aaron, Susan transformed much of her grief by being involved as a Veterans Advocate and Networker with many Military and Gold Star Family groups across the nation. She has been sought out by many as the “Gold Star Mother with a Voice” and “Go to Person.”
Susan is also the mother of two Daughters and the Nana to 7 Grandchildren; she shares her legacy, hopes, and dreams with her family, reminding them that “Freedom is not Free,” and in order to protect our sovereignty, we must remain vigilant and be involved in important issues to preserve the future of our American legacy.
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” (Posthumously) to Gunnery Sergeant Aaron M. Kenefick, United States Marine Corps, for heroic achievement in connection with combat operations against the enemy while serving as a Staff Noncommissioned Officer Advisor-Mentor, 1st Kandak, 2d Brigade, 201st Corps, Afghan National Army, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, on 8 September 2009. Gunnery Sergeant Kenefick was a member of a combined Marine and Afghan patrol that led the way into Ganjgal village to visit with village elders. As the patrol entered the village it was ambushed. Gunnery Sergeant Kenefick took cover near a retaining wall and returned fire. When the team leader directed his Marines and the Afghan soldiers to attack and seize the house from which they were receiving fire, Gunnery Sergeant Kenefick boldly led the Afghan soldiers forward under fire and cleared the house. The enemy then attempted to encircle the team’s position while subjecting the team to a hail of machine guns and rocket fire. Despite being pinned down, Gunnery Sergeant Kenefick returned fire and called in supporting artillery and mortar fire before falling mortally wounded. Gunnery Sergeant Kenefick fought with bravery and determination while demonstrating unwavering courage in the face of the enemy. By his zealous initiative, courageous actions and exceptional dedication to duty, Gunnery Sergeant Kenefick reflected great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Gunnery Sergeant Kenefick is authorized the Combat “V”.)
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