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Medal of Honor recipient David Belllavia hosts benefit for soldiers he served with in Iraq

Posted at 12:07 AM, Oct 13, 2019
and last updated 2020-04-20 17:15:47-04

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavila is giving back to the soldiers he served alongside with in Iraq.

Bellavia hosted a fundraiser Saturday evening to benefit soldiers in the 2-2 Infantry along with their families who are experiencing hardships or need other assistance.

The 2-2 Infrantry was his prior Task Force in Iraq.

A total of 300 people attended the benefit at the Rapids Theater on Main Street in Niagara Falls.

"We want to be there for them because ultimately that's our responsibility as a to take care of each other," he said. "And the men i served with really deserve that and much more."

Bellavia also received the key to the city during the event.