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Medal Of Honor Recipient David Bellavia: Iraq Veteran & Author Profile Released

The National Medal of Honor Center for Leadership has released a profile piece of a recent recipient of its award for military valor.

Staff Sergeant David Bellavia received the Medal of Honor in 2019 for his achievements and exceptional bravery in the Iraq war. For those with an interest in exploring the inspirational stories of American heroes, the latest piece - which includes an interview with David - is now available to read via the National Medal of Honor Center for Leadership's website.

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Under heavy enemy fire, Staff Sergeant Bellavia stormed a house in Fallujah to save his platoon during one of the conflict's most bloody battles. He is the only living recipient of the Medal of Honor from that war and while his achievements have now been recognized, the article highlights how difficult returning home and readjusting to civilian life was for David. His lack of direction or purpose led to isolation and family issues - an experience echoed by thousands of servicemen and women.

The piece explains how he collected his stories from the Iraq conflict and published 'Remember the Ramrods' - a memoir of his time with his unit -the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. David is due to appear at an event sponsored by the National Medal of Honor Center for Leadership. 'Unleash the Leader Within: The Power of Values-Based Leadership' will take place in Washington in June.

Speaking about his book, David says, “This book was needed because I wanted it to be known that we didn’t miss combat but we missed each other. We grew so much together and were out of each other’s lives. The Medal of Honor award brought us back together.”

In light of his experiences, David shares insights into the role of character and values in leadership approaches and team philosophy. “When you boil competency down, the building blocks start with character,” he explains. “You can have a brilliant skill set but no one will want to approach you if you're not part of the team. Teams are built by men and women leaders who always put the good of everyone above themselves. This is intrinsic in not only building teams, but also in having success.”

The article has links for those who wish to purchase David's book. Interested parties can also enroll in the center's Values-Based Leadership Education Program.

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Contact Info:
Name: Thomas J. Mundell
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Organization: National Medal of Honor Center for Leadership
Address: 962 Houston Northcutt Blvd Suite 203, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464, United States

Source: PressCable

Release ID: 89132578

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