Author of the critically acclaimed war memoir House to House: An Epic Memoir of War, about door-to-door close combat in Iraq, David Bellavia is a former Army Infantry Staff Sergeant who served in the First Infantry Division (Task Force 2-2) for over six years.
He has also been nominated for both the Distinguished Service Cross and the Medal of Honor for his actions in a fierce urban hand-to-hand during the battle of Fallujah. He is the recipient of both the Silver and Bronze Stars for valor, and the Conspicuous Service Cross (New York State’s highest award for combat valor).
As a result of his unit’s astounding performance in the massive November 2004 Fallujah assault, Bellavia and his platoon became the subjects of the Time magazine cover story, "Into the Hot Zone," and were awarded the prestigious Presidential Unit Citation.
Former Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia discussed his experiences on the front lines of the Iraq War, as well as commented on the 'Collateral Murder' video (WARNING: Graphic images and language). In the first hour, Captain Max Hardberger described his perilous adventures recovering stolen ships. ... More »Host: Ian Punnett