first published on June 11, 2019 by Will
Bellavia’s Medal Of Honor will make him the seventh recipient of the award for Operation Iraqi Freedom, and the only living awardee.
Bellavia went on an absolutely brutal kill rampage against enemy insurgents during a close quarters battle. While his squad was pinned down, he switched out his rifle for an M249 SAW light machine gun and began singlehandedly clearing a building occupied with several enemy combatants.
He shot and killed several fighters and even used his knife to kill an insurgent so as not to give away his position. His actions saved his entire squad and went well above and beyond the call of duty.
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