Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia joins other Medal of Honor recipients, (from left to right) Capt. William Swenson, Master Chief Edward Byers Jr., and Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry at the White House, Washington, D.C., on June 25, 2019. Sergeant Bellavia was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions while serving as a squad leader with the 1st Infantry Division in support of Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah, Iraq, when a squad from his platoon became trapped by intense enemy fire.
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