Iraq war veteran will receive Medal of Honor

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U.S. — The first living Iraq war veteran is receiving the Medal of Honor.

It’s the most prestigious military decoration to recognize a service member.

Staff Sergeant David Bellavia will receive the medal Tuesday, June 25.

His life changed on November 10th, 2004 when he and his platoon stormed a home in Fallujah that the enemy was using as cover.

The troops were pinned down by gun fire.

Bellavia then returned fire, used a grenade, and killed 4 insurgents.

He also took out a fifth in a handfight.

Tomorrow, he’ll be recognized for saving his squad.

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