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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

Well done, sir.
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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.
Congratulations
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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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If you have Netflix, check out the documentary "Only the Dead."

At around the 38:00 remaining mark, the documentary shows the insurgents that Bellavia killed in the house being brought out. The journalist (Michael Ware) was imbedded with 1st ID during the Battle of Fallujah. Doc also shows footage of some of the other soldiers mentioned in Bellavia's book.

That dude has big, brass balls.
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Ok, we all need to buy Gerber Applegate folders.
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Ok, we all need to buy Gerber Applegate folders.
Watched an interview with SSG Bellavia this morning on Fox and Friends. The interview was great and humbling. When he talked about this generation warriors... I was humbled even more.

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Ok, we all need to buy Gerber Applegate folders.
I have two of the Gerber Applegate-Fairbairn spring-assisted opening. Always carry one (when legal) and have the other if I need it due to loss/breakage (in the drawer).
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Old 28 June 2019, 11:53
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Men like SSG Bellavia make me proud to be an American!
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Old 28 June 2019, 18:44
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His speech is worth listening to. I’d like to have the transcript— nothing short of sublime.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zu3Gm5PGvRM
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