Go Back   SOCNET: The Special Operations Community Network > In Honor of Our Warriors > MOH Recipients Links

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10 June 2019, 17:10
bobmueller bobmueller is offline
Did...did I do that?
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Green Country, Oklahoma
Posts: 1,849
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

Well done, sir.
This message is a natural product. The slight variations in spelling and grammar enhance its individual character and beauty and in no way are to be considered flaws or defects.
Reply With Quote
Old 10 June 2019, 17:14
Mars's Avatar
Mars Mars is offline
Authorized Personnel
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Shadow Gallery
Posts: 7,807
Well done, Warrior!
Reply With Quote
Old 10 June 2019, 21:23
82Redleg 82Redleg is offline
Confirmed User
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Carlisle, PA
Posts: 246
His interview with an oral historian from Leavenworth is posted:

I haven't seen Dave since high school, but we've kept lightly in touch. He's a good dude!
Reply With Quote
Old 10 June 2019, 23:03
WGH0922 WGH0922 is offline
Been There Done That
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,041
Thanks for the link Redleg, good story.
Reply With Quote
Old 11 June 2019, 06:58
agonyea's Avatar
agonyea agonyea is offline
Been There Done That
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Bama Country
Posts: 2,129
If you read the full citation of the incident you will be impressed.
I will try and find it and post it here.
"And the fallen Angels took to flight transformed into fierce beasts, and fell upon their prey" Dante
Reply With Quote
Old 13 June 2019, 10:30
KillRoy KillRoy is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: AL
Posts: 80
Here is SSG Bellvia's book about his time in Iraq and Fallujah. It is an impressive read to say the least.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Our new posting rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:57.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc. All Rights Reserved
SOCNET 1996-2018