Medal of Honor Recipient David Bellavia to get Key to Niagara Falls

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On Saturday, October12th Niagara Falls will be honoring our Western New York hero – Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia.

The public is invited to an event at 1711 Main Street’s Rapids Theatre at 3 p.m. that day – titled “Duty 1st with David Bellavia: Serving Country and Community” — where the Mayor Paul Dyster will honor Staff Sgt. Bellavia with the Key to the City.

Bellavia will speak to the audience and also sign copies of his book House to House: A Soldier’s Memoir, which you will be able to buy on site.

The event on October 12 will serve as a fundraiser for a new non-profit organization created by Bellavia called the Deuce Deuce Relief Fund –which will help benefit soldiers from David’s prior unit in Fallujah — which is Task Force Two-Two (hence, Deuce Deuce).

This event will be Deuce Deuce’s inaugural fundraiser and it is being hosted by John Hutchins’ beautiful Rapids Theatre.

Tickets for the 3 o’clock event on October12th are already on sale for general admission for $22 (deuce-deuce) and can be purchased through

There also will be a luncheon fundraiser that day, beginning at noon, also at the Rapids Theatre, and more can be learned about on

You are invited to follow and visit the Facebook page for Deuce Deuce Relief Fund.

We commend David for continuing to support his fellow soldiers, and now he has created

his new non-profit organization to formally do that.

And you may all start following Deuce Deuce Relief Fund on Facebook … that’s D-E-U-C-E


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