Dive back into a raw and real conversation with Medal of Honor Recipient David Bellavia, Joe Swanson, Chuck Knapp, and guest host Daniel Bell as they continue share about their lived experiences in combat and their journeys of integration back into civilian life. As they wrap up their time together, the guys talk about the importance of staying connecting to one another, their identity as veterans, and moving forward through life with a gratitude-filled perspective.
Staff Sergeant Bellavia distinguished himself by acting above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a squad leader in Fallujah, Iraq. While clearing a house, a squad from his platoon became trapped in a room by intense enemy fire coming from a fortified position under the stairs leading to the second floor. Recognizing the immediate severity of the situation, and with disregard for his own safety, Bellavia retrieved an automatic weapon and entered the doorway of the house to engage the insurgents. Acting on instinct to save the members of his platoon from an imminent threat, he ultimately cleared the entire enemy-filled house.
He wrote about his experiences in the acclaimed memoir, House to House, available everywhere books are sold.
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