He Won the Medal of Honor But is Forever Grateful to Trump. Here's Why.

  • 2019-06-28
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
He Won the Medal of Honor But is Forever Grateful to Trump. Here's Why.

An Iraq war veteran who received the Medal of Honor from President Trump called the experience "unbelievable" and thanked the president for including his brothers-in-arms in the ceremony.

Fox News' Anna Hopkins reports:
 

Former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia is the first living Iraq war veteran to be given the prestigious honor after he saved his platoon during the Second Battle of Fallujah in 2004, considered the bloodiest conflict for United States troops since the Vietnam War.

During an appearance on "Fox & Friends" on Friday, Bellavia said it was "unbelievable" that he was given the Medal of Honor for his service.

"You feel awkward and uncomfortable," he said, in regard to having the spotlight on him for his military valor. "But my commander-in-chief allowed me to bring my soldiers on that stage and that meant so much to them.

"That has never happened before in the Medal of Honor Ceremony, it's about one person, and he allowed it to make it about the entire team," Bellavia continued.


The gallantry that earned Bellavia the Medal of Honor occurred on his 29th birthday.
 Source: TTN

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