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Batavia Army veteran will receive Medal of Honor in late June

Batavia Army veteran will receive Medal of Honor in late June


A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME. SO THEIR TEACHER’S CAN GIVE THEM PASSING GRADES.” ((VO)) A MY-FI- DEVICE WILL BE USED TO GRANT THE STUDENTS INTERNET USED TO GRANT THE STUDENTS INTERNET ACCESS. ((MAUREEN/2EOTS)) THE FIRST LIVING RECEPIENT OF THE MEDAL OF HONOR FOR ACTIONS IN THE IRAQ WAR WILL BE HONORED… AND HE’S A NATIVE OF WESTERN NEW YORK. ((ADAM/2EOTS)) DAVID BELLAVIA IS THE ONE RECEIVING THE AWARD, AND HE SPOKE ABOUT HIS REACTION DURING A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY. SHANNON SMITH HAS THE STORY. “” ” TO RECEIVE A MEDAL OF HONOR — THE TOP HONOR GIVEN TO A MILITARY MEMBER — IT’S STILL SINKING IN FOR DAVID BELLAVIA. (SOT) ((it was pretty humbling, it was pretty life altering.)) WHEN HE GOT THE CALL — FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP — HE DIDN’T BELIEVE IT AT FIRST. (SOT runs=:13 ((You think to yourself, is this just an Army guy busting my chops, you know is this really happening or is this the cruelest joke in the world, but it turned out it was the President.)) IT’S AN HONOR BELLAVIA SAYS HE NEVER DREAMED OF 15 YEARS AGO. HE WAS A STAFF SERGEANT IN THE U-S ARMY DEPLOYED TO IRAQ FOR OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. (SOT) runs=:11 ((You don’t have time to immediately keep a score card of who’s doing what and who’s where in a fire fight. It’s about survivability, it’s about coming home.)) AND THANKS TO BELLAVIA — HE ALONG WITH SEVERAL MEMBERS OF HIS SQUAD — MADE IT HOME. HE SINGLE-HANDEDLY SAVED AN ENTiRE SQUAD DURING A MISSION IN FALLUJAH IRAQ. BUT HE DOESN’T TAKE ALL OF THE CREDIT. (SOT) runs=:15 ((I don’t think anyone that serves their country ever thinks that anything that they do on the battlefield…we literally live minute to minute in fire fight and anything can change)) THAT’S WHY BELLAVIA SAYS HE HOPES TO SHARE THIS HONOR — THIS SUPPORT WITH OTHER VETERANS. (SOT) runs=:11 ((I just wish that more Vietnam veterans, Korean War, World War 2, everyone, guys at VA hospitals can feel half of the love that Western New York has given to me)) (SOT) runs=:09 ((I never expected this much love support, kindness. It really has meant a lot.)) ” ((ADAM/1SHO)) BELLAVIA WILL OFFICIALLY RECEIVE THE HONOR ON JUNE 25TH. ((ADAM/VO)) COMING UP –


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