Susan Price of Riverview is the mother of Marine Staff Sgt. Aaron Kenefict, 30, one of the four Americans whose bodies were retrieved by Army Capt. William Swenson during the battle in Afghanistan on Sept. 8, 2009. Price, who worked to get the military to recognize Swenson's heroism, was at Tuesday's ceremony at the White House. She said being there was important for her. In a sense, she said, she had to bear witness for her son and the others who died. "It's the beginning of the healing," Price said.