Salina, KS

Now: 57 °

Currently: Fair

Hi: 57 ° | Lo: 49 °

Former Fort Riley Soldier Receives Medal of Honor

Todd PittengerJune 26, 2019

A former 1st Infantry Division soldier from Fort Riley was awarded the nation’s highest award, the Congressional medal of Honor, on Tuesday.  

During a White House ceremony President Donald Trump paid tribute to former Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia.

Trump noted that Bellavia rescued his entire squad during a fierce fight in an insurgent stronghold back in 2004. Trump referred to the insurgent fighters as “enemies of civilization.”

Bellavia is the first living Iraq War veteran to receive the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award.

Bellavia’s heroic actions were in in support of Operation Phantom Fury on November 10th, 2004.

Complete Details of Staff Sergeant David G. Bellavia’s Actions

 

 

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2019. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS



STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

One Injured in Plane Cras...
October 14, 2019Comments
Woman Hurt in 2 Car Crash
October 14, 2019Comments
Pistol Used in Salina Rob...
October 14, 2019Comments
Four People Hurt in Deer ...
October 14, 2019Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2019 - EEO  - KDJM  - KABI  - KSAL-AM  - KSAL-FM  - KVOB  - KYEZ  - KZUH