Medal of Honor

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

He will become the first living Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran to receive the Medal of Honor later this month. Former Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, a Lyndonville native, will receive the honor from President Donald Trump during a White House ceremony June 25. On Tuesday, he met with local media to discuss an honor he considers a tribute not to him exclusively, but to his many comrades.

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A special ceremony will be held this morning to honor a local World War II veteran for his service.

army.mil

A local man is among two dozen veterans scheduled to be honored today at the Pentagon after receiving the nation's highest award at the White House Tuesday for combat valor.