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Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia says there are more Iraq veterans who should be honored
Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, the only living recipient of the Medal of Honor for service in the Iraq War, says there are more veterans from the conflict that should be honored in the same way he has been. He believes that part of the reason why there are more Medal of Honor recipients from the War in Afghanistan than in Iraq is because of the unpopularity of the Iraq war and the perception that there are “good wars and bad wars.” “We made a huge mistake when we made good wars and bad wars. A lot of Iraq veterans wear this chip on our shoulder that we don’t deserve...We don’t put policy above the valor of a generation.”
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