Board Member / Gold Star Mother

Susan is an Army Veteran and the daughter of a Marine. She is also the Mother of a Fallen Marine Hero, Aaron M Kenefick, USMC. KIA 8 September 2009, Ganjgal, Afghanistan. Aaron will forever be tied to the Medal of Honor recipients Marine Seargent Dakota Meyer and Army Captain Will Swenson; their roles played out during the Ganjgal Ambush.

Susan is a Veterans advocate and a National voice. She has appeared on 60 Minutes, and other national media, in television, newspaper, and radio. Having worked with various Congressmen concerning our Military and Veterans, she has been sought out by many as the "the Gold Star Mother with a voice" - a "go to person" in regard to justice being served. She has networked with various groups around the country speaking and putting forums together. Susan has devoted herself (in the name of her son) to Veterans transitioning from military to civilian life. That's why VAF is a perfect match - it represents an opportunity to use what I've learned in my journey do so much more.