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.
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.
According to his website, 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.
According to his Vets for Freedom profile, 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  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  (with Wade Zirkle) to evaluate and report on US forces, Iraqi Forces and the situation on the Iraqi Street."
Website: "Full Battle Rattle" at http://www.davidbellavia.com/
Related SourceWatch articles
- Michael Ware, "Into the Hot Zone," TIME Canada (Free Republic), November 22, 2004.
- David Bellavia, "The Party of Defeat," FrontPageMag.com, December 9, 2005.
- "House to House," Amazon.com.
- Board, Warrior Legacy Foundation, accessed January 18, 2011.
- Hornfischer Literary Management website.
- About: David Bellavia, Vets for Freedom.
Articles by David Bellavia
- "A different perspective," VFF Blog, June 18, 2006.
- With Wade Zirkle, Editorial: "In Ramadi, a test of Iraqi forces," Philadelphia Inquirer, July 6, 2006.
- With Owen West and Wade Zirkle, "Birth of an Army. With the Iraqi forces in Ramadi," The Weekly Standard, July 24, 2006 (issue).
External articles about David Bellavia
- Toby Harnden, "'The CO is dead,' troops are told," Washington Times, November 15, 2004.
- Aaron Brown, Transcript: "Newsnight", CNN, December 23, 2004: "Secretary of Defense Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq." Interview with Michael Ware.
- "David Bellavia was selected as a 2005 Veterans Hall of Fame Honoree by Senator George D. Maziarz," New York State Senate.
- "Senator Maziarz Bestows Conspicuous Service Cross to SSG David Bellavia," Republican Senator George D. Maziarz website, July 19, 2005.
- rhaggerty, "David Bellavia, honored soldier," Doubting Thomas Blog, January 21, 2005.
- "Reynolds Announces Local War Hero will be his Guest at State of the Union. Congressman extended invitation to Staff Sgt. David Bellavia of Batavia," Congressman Thomas M. Reynolds website, January 30, 2006.
- Michael Regan, "Staff Sgt. Bellavia continues to rack up honors. Recognition: Decorated soldier will attend tonight’s State of the Union address," The Journal-Register (NY), January 31, 2006.
- "Army SSG David Bellavia, Medal of Honor nominee," My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, June 13, 2006.
- Beth, "Vets for Freedom: Back to Iraq," My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, June 19, 2006.
- Kevin Whalen, "Blackfive's Pundit Review: Someone You Should Know," Pundit Review, June 19, 2006.
- "Songs to Sing. Knowing our heroes," National Review Online, June 21, 2006. "An NRO Q&A" with Wynton C. Hall, who, with co-author Caspar Weinberger, wrote "Home of the Brave: Honoring the Unsung Heroes in the War on Terror" Forge Books, May 2006, ISBN 0765313030. Scroll down to last section.
- Joylynn Whitfield, "Genesee County Soldier returns from Iraq," WROC TV 8 NBC (Rochester, NY), July 2, 2006: "For 14 days he became a free lance journalist and embedded himself with an Iraqi army in Ramadi."
- Jerry Zremski, "Batavia veteran presses Bush to fight harder in Iraq," Buffalo News, August 27, 2006.
- Matthew Thornton, "Big War Books," Publisher's Weekly, September 25, 2006: "Bruce Nichols at the Free Press bought world rights for mid-six figures."
- James C. Roberts, "Iraq Veteran Details Horror and Heroism in Fallujah," Human Events Online, September 25, 2007.