David Bellavia on CPR Today
Andrea and Mark interviewed David a couple weeks ago. He is an extraordinary man, as this account
of his exploits in Iraq reveals:So Staff Sergeant David Bellavia returned for his third tour of duty - this time in Iraq. Last November - on his 29th birthday - his brigade was searching homes for insurgents in Fallujah. Fierce gunfire broke out, his superior officers were killed, and David found himself in charge. He killed six Iraqis - keeping his unit's casualties to three wounded. His bravery was chronicled in Time Magazine.
He has also been nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor. A more detailed discussion of Bellavia's heroism can be read here
. He is the vice-chairman of Vets for Freedom
, a group of Iraq and Afghanistan campaign veterans who support our mission in those countries. He will be discussing the Democrats' response to the State of the Union address.
CPR airs from 3:00-5:00 Eastern time. You can listen in live here
. If you do, I also suggest that you check out CPR's chatroom as well
(just enter your name, city and state and click "submit query").
Update: Wow! What a killer interview. David's passionate and a great speaker. I was absolutely spellbound. The interview will be rebroadcast tonight at 10:00 and I cannot recommend it highly enough.