Fallen Marine’s Mother Fought For Medal Of Honor

marine_2013For Susan Price, who arrived in Washington, D.C., from her home in Riverview on Monday afternoon, the trip to the nation’s capital was years in the making.

It was a journey that began after a deadly Afghanistan ambush took her son’s life on Sept. 8, 2009. And it continued through an often torturous bureaucratic process to bring recognition to one of those who recovered her son’s body during the battle.

At 2:10 p.m. today, the journey will culminate in the West Wing of the White House as President Barack Obama slips the Medal of Honor around the neck of William Swenson, a former Army captain who repeatedly risked his life to recover the body of Marine Staff Sgt. Aaron Kenefick and three others.

Price will be there to watch it.


Source: TBO