A war hero from western NY will make military history today

06.25.19 | Bob Price

Former Army Sergeant David Bellavia of Buffalo will receive the Medal of Honor from President Trump this afternoon.

Bellavia will become the first "living" veteran of the Iraq War to receive such an award.

He says he does not want to continue telling the store of what happened that night, "but the message of serving your country is more important than anything I have to say."

Bellavia cleared a house full of Iraqi insurgents that had pinned his platoon down in Fallujah at the start of the Iraq War.