David Bellavia to be the first living Iraq Veteran to receive the Medal of Honor

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A soldier who served in Iraq will receive the Medal of Honor on June 25, President Donald Trump announced on Monday. 

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 will be the first living Iraq veteran to receive the Medal of Honor. 

Kansas Senator Jerry Moran tweeted his congratulations Wednesday evening.

To read more of his story, visit the Army website here

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