SSgt David Bellavia
SSgtBellaviais a combat veteran of the USArmy.He is running for United StatesHouse of Representativesin the state ofNY.Active Status:Retired
The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC is endorsing the 69th Combat Veterans For Congress; he is a fiscally conservative candidate who will work to rein in the out of control spending by the Congress and the Administration. SSgt David Bellavia, USA http://www.BellaviaforCongress.com resides in Batavia, New York and is a 6 year veteran of the US Army. He is running for the seat in the 27th Congressional District of New York against Congresswoman Kathy Hochul who was elected in a special election in 2011; she is a strong advocate of Obama's proposed defense cuts, she voted against the House bill to disapprove the President's authority to raise the Debt Limit, is a strong supporter of Obamacare. David Bellavia was born on November 10, 1975 in Buffalo, New York; David graduated from Lyndonville Central School in Lyndonville, New York in June 1994. While still in High School David enrolled in Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York taking night classes thru 1994, in 1995 he matriculated at Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire, and in 1996 he studied at the University at Buffalo in Amherst, New York.
On August 18, 1999, David Bellavia enlisted as a Private First class (E3) in the US Army at the US Army Recruiting Center in Buffalo, New York; he immediately began basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia (One Unit Station Training) and completed Basic in November 99. Private First Class Bellavia went on to the Ranger Indoctrination Program, at Fort Benning, completed training in January 2000. He went on to Bradley Crew Member School and the TOW Missile Course at Fort Benning; he was promoted to SPC (E4) in May 2000. In January 2002 Specialist 4 Bellavia was promoted to Sergeant (E5), he then was forward deployed in Vilseck, Germany, Rose Barracks with the 3rd Platoon, A Company, Task Force2/2, 1st Infantry Division. In February 2002 he deployed from Germany to Kosovo with Company A, Task Force 2/2, 1st Infantry Division as a machine gunner; the unit conducted operations for 9 months returning to Germany in October 2002, for service in combat with his unit, he was awarded the Army Achievement Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Kosovo Campaign Medal, and various service medals. From 2002 to 2004, Sgt Bellavia remained forward deployed in Vilseck, Germany in the Rose Barracks with the 3rd Platoon, A Company, Task Force2/2, 1st Infantry Division. On February 14, 2004, Sgt Bellavia deployed from Germany in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with Army Recon, 1st Infantry Division to Forward Operating Base Normandy and subsequently to Forward Operating Base Duke; Sgt Bellavia was promoted to Staff Sergeant (SSgt/E-6) and was assigned as squad leader in his platoon. For valor in combat operations, SSgt Bellavia was awarded the Silver Star Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (Gold Star in lieu of 2nd award), and various campaign and service medals. SSgt Bellavia returned to CONUS on August, 2005, and has been nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Service Cross, and was Honorably Discharged on August 18, 2005.
Since release from active duty David has been an author of a best-selling book published by Simon and Schuster in 2007, “House to House: An Epic Memoir of War”. An Academy Award-winning director has signed an agreement with David Bellavia to make a major motion picture from David's best-selling book, "House to House: An Epic Memoir of War," David was careful to select a director who would honor the men who served in the Second Battle of Fallujah. The pre-production phase of the film is already underway. Since publication of his book, David has been a public speaker; he speaks at events ranging from motivational talks with businesses...to military installations where personnel are about to deploy. David was an executive in the food industry at an aseptic dairy manufacturer from 2010 until his run for office. SSgt Bellavia has been endorsed by Orleans, Wyoming, Livingston Counties in the 27th Congressional District New York, and by various elected officials in the region. He is a Life member of the NRA and the American Legion, a member of the VFW, and is the Veterans Coordinator for the New York Rifle and Pistol Association. He has been married to Deanna his wife of 13 years; they have three children, Evan age 12, Aiden age 5, and Vivienne age 2, they attend Yates Baptist Church in Lyndonville, New York.
The Combat Veteran’s For Congress PAC is pleased to endorse former SSgt David Bellavia, USA; he believes in limited government, reining in the out of control spending by Congress and the Administration, and keeping down the cost of medical care for active duty personnel and Veterans. If you review SSgt Bellavia’s positions on his Web site, you would be pleased with his stands; they agree with the Combat Veterans For Congress Mission Statement. We look forward to working with SSgt Bellavia, and are pleased that a Combat Veteran of his caliber is running for Congress. If you have friends, associates, or relatives who know voters in the 27th Congressional District of New York, kindly pass this E-mail on to them, and ask them to support SSgt David Bellavia by working in his campaign, providing financial support for his campaign in any amount, and/or by networking with others who would be willing to support his campaign. The military is one of the few remaining institutions producing the caliber of men and women needed to restore this nation to the greatness our Founding Fathers envisioned. We have endorsed another Combat Veteran For Congress that General George Washington would have approved of. He is a Veteran who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable “to The United States of America” for an amount “up to and including his life.”