David Bellavia Continues Whirlwind Medal of Honor Tour

Set to throw first pitch in Wednesday's Yankees v. Mets game

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(WBEN) - In the week since David Bellavia was presented the Medal of Honor, he has been put on a whirlwind tour in New York City.

It turns out it's not over yet.

"We're going to be doing a bunch of local media," Bellavia told WBEN. "We're going to ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange tomorrow morning, and throw out the first pitch at the Yankees - Mets game."

"It's a little awkward because the Mets have been so kind, and it's their home game, but I am a Yankees fan. I don't know how that's going to work out."

Has he been practicing for the first pitch?

"No... I figure it's like a grenade. You toss it one time and hopefully it works."

Bellavia spoke with WBEN about not only his tour, but also the impact the Medal and his words have already had on the image of the Army. You can hear that entire interview HERE:

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