A soldier who served in Iraq received the Medal of Honor Tuesday.
According to the U.S Army, former Staff Sgt. David Bellavia, 43, was a squad leader in the second battle of Falluja when he exposed himself to enemy fire to defend his soldiers in 2004.
He received a Silver Star for his actions, among other awards.
Now he is the first living Iraq veteran to receive the Medal of Honor.
The First Infantry Division showed their excitement Tuesday through a tweet. The link to watch the ceremony can also be found below.
#HappeningNow The President awards @USArmy @FightingFirst former Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia the #MedalofHonor. Watch live! https://t.co/Pfzf3CvVFT pic.twitter.com/vCTjxok4IQ — 1st Infantry Division (@FightingFirst) June 25, 2019
To read more of his story, visit the Army website here.