David Bellavia

David Bellavia at The Pentagon/WBEN Photo
June 24, 2019 - 8:46 pm
The Pentagon, (WBEN) - “I just want to say how absolutely grateful I am that attention can be given to the men and women I served with in Iraq”. Former Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, at a media roundtable at the Pentagon Monday afternoon. VIEW/HEAR: Complete Coverage of David Bellavia and Medal of...
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Tom Puckett
June 24, 2019 - 7:27 pm
Washington, DC (WBEN) As David Bellavia prepares to receive the Medal of Honor for his efforts to save his fellow soldiers in Fallujah in 2004 , those who were with him recalled those hours. "If it weren't for David Bellavia, I wouldn't be sitting here today," says Colin Fitts. "We were stuck and I...
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Tom Puckett
June 24, 2019 - 5:27 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Honoring Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia, the city of Buffalo is lighting some of its landmark buildings blue, gold and white. "Members of the Buffalo Landmark Illumination Team are lighting up landmarks in the colors of the Medal of Honor flag," says Brown. That includes...
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Tom Puckett
June 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) WBEN is privileged to bring you coverage of David Bellavia's Medal of Honor ceremony Tuesday. Our coverage begins today. "David will be partaking in a media roundtable at the Pentagon. David will be there speaking with members of the unit he served with in Fallujah. He'll be...
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Tom Puckett
June 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Thanks to your donations, $40,000 was raised Thursday afternoon to help infantrymen who were with David Bellavia in Fallujah in 2004 to be with him Tuesday in Washington as he receives the Medal of Honor. Colin Fitts served with Bellavia in Fallujah, and says your donations help...
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David Bellavia speaks to reporters in Cheektowaga about receiving the Medal of Honor. June 11, 2019 WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
Mike Baggerman
June 18, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Medal of Honor award for David Bellavia has led to speculation that he could be a player for the republicans in the 27th congressional district. Prior to the announcement that he would receive the military's highest honor, Bellavia ruled out a run, saying he can't run for...
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Tom Puckett
June 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
Lyndonville, NY (WBEN) The community of Lyndonville is is beaming with pride over hearing word David Bellavia will receive the Medal of Honor. Bellavia is a graduate of Lyndonville and grew up in the Orleans County community. "We have a long history of soldiers from Lyndonville, but Mr. Bellavia,...
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Tom Puckett
June 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) In less than two weeks, WBEN's own David Bellavia will be in Washington to accept the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor. WATCH/LISTEN : David Bellavia Meets the Press and Reflects on MOH Honor The honor itself dates back to the Civil War, says Laura Jowdy of the...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - "I saw a re-enactment of what David Bellavia did, it was truly exceptional," said Stephen T. Banko, Western New York's most decorated Vietnam veteran. Thoughts On Bellavia Honor; Serving In Vietnam - Steve Banko Banko, who served 2 combat tours in Vietnam, reflected on his...
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David Bellavia speaks to reporters in Cheektowaga about receiving the Medal of Honor. June 11, 2019 WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
Mike Baggerman
June 11, 2019 - 12:39 pm
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Iraq War veteran David Bellavia told reporters on Tuesday that he never expected the amount of love and kindness from the community upon the news that he will receive the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor. "I think back to the Vietnam generation and when...
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