David Bellavia

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David Bellavia is "a former Army Staff Sergeant who served in the First Infantry Division for six years. ... His Task Force 2-2 Infantry has fought on such battlefields as Al Muqdadiyah, An Najaf, Al Fallujah, Mosul, and Baqubah. His actions in Fallujah, Iraq were documented in the November 22, 2004 cover story" "Into the Hot Zone" by award winning journalist Michael Ware.[1][2]

Bellavia is Vice Chairman of Vets for Freedom (VFF) and co-author with John Bruning of "House to House. An Epic Memoir of War," Free Press, September 4, 2007, ISBN-10: 1416574719 / ISBN-13: 978-1416574712.[3]


According to his website,[5] Bellavia is represented by James D. Hornfischer, "who is both a licensed attorney and a former New York trade book editor" and president of Hornfischer Literary Management, L.P.[6]


According to his Vets for Freedom profile,[7] Bellavia is "a former Army Staff Sergeant who served in the First Infantry Division (Task Force 2-2). He has been recommended for the Medal of Honor, nominated for the Distinguished Service Cross, and received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star (v), and the Conspicuous Service Cross. Recently he was invited to attend the President's State of the Union address [2006] as an honored guest. He is a writer and a tireless veterans' advocate. He lives in Batavia, New York with his wife and son. David is heading back to Iraq in June [2006] (with Wade Zirkle) to evaluate and report on US forces, Iraqi Forces and the situation on the Iraqi Street."

Contact information

Website: "Full Battle Rattle" at http://www.davidbellavia.com/


Related SourceWatch articles


  1. Michael Ware, "Into the Hot Zone," TIME Canada (Free Republic), November 22, 2004.
  2. David Bellavia, "The Party of Defeat," FrontPageMag.com, December 9, 2005.
  3. "House to House," Amazon.com.
  4. Board, Warrior
Foundation, accessed January 18, 2011.
  5. DavidBellavia.com.
  6. Hornfischer Literary Management website.
  7. About: David Bellavia, Vets for Freedom.

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