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Old 10 June 2019, 17:10
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Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia

SSG Bellavia will receive the Medal of Honor 25 June at the White House for his heroism during the second battle of Fallujah on 10 November 2004, making him the first living Medal of Honor recipient for the Iraq War.

SSG Bellavia, then serving with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment,1st Infantry Division, was clearing a block of houses when his platoon became pinned down by enemy fire.

His Silver Star citation for the same action

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/10/polit...war/index.html

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Old 10 June 2019, 17:14
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Well done, Warrior!
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Old 10 June 2019, 21:23
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His interview with an oral historian from Leavenworth is posted:
http://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p4013coll13/id/264/rec/2

I haven't seen Dave since high school, but we've kept lightly in touch. He's a good dude!
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Old 10 June 2019, 23:03
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Thanks for the link Redleg, good story.
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Old 11 June 2019, 06:58
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If you read the full citation of the incident you will be impressed.
I will try and find it and post it here.
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Old 13 June 2019, 10:30
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Here is SSG Bellvia's book about his time in Iraq and Fallujah. It is an impressive read to say the least.

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/House-to-House/David-Bellavia/9781416546979
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