Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia for Iraq War heroism is finally back home in Batavia.  A big welcome home ceremony occurred this afternoon at 1:30.  

WIVB reports,

David Bellavia made history this year "by becoming the first living Iraq War veteran to receive the Medal of Honor, the highest military honor the government can present."

Bellavia was a staff sergeant in 2004, when he along with his platoon in Fallujah became cornered. He provided cover for soldiers to escape, then killed four of the attackers. His squad mates credited Bellavia with saving their lives. Bellavia has repeatedly said this was an honor he shares with all of them; and also for all Iraq War veterans.

Twelve of Bellavia’s fellow service members who were with him attended today's ceremony.