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Western New York war hero David Bellavia to ring bell at the New York Stock Exchange

Posted at 6:02 AM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 06:02:51-04

NEW YORK, N.Y. (WKBW) — Western New York war hero David Bellavia is reportedly set to receive a few new honors in the big apple.

According to WBEN, the Medal of Honor recipient will ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

Bellavia will also throw out the first pitch at Wednesday's New York Yankees game against the New York Mets.

He began his trip to New York Tuesday by speaking with the wounded warriors project.

Bellavia received the rare honor for his heroic actions during the second Battle of Fallujah in 2004.

Bellavia was serving as squad leader, going house to house with a platoon, when his group was ambushed.

With his squad pinned down under enemy fire, Bellavia chose to heroically go back into a darkened house to take on the enemy.