Bellavia says his focus now isn't his own opinions but the fellow Iraq veterans he represents.
Medal of Honor
Badly outnumbered, Staff Sgt. David Bellavia took on insurgents first with an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon and then a knife.
The award is an upgrade from Bellavia's previously awarded Silver Star and honors his exceptional bravery.
The event masks a dispute over where and when to memorialize all those who have earned the nation's highest award for valor.
A life-sized statue depicts a bearded Master Sgt. John Chapman in tan camouflage and a replica of his Medal of Honor.
John L. Johnson had planned to open the museum Aug. 1 but faced internet outrage when he discussed men honored after the...
Other measures would strengthen women's health care and protect veterans from substandard health services.
The medal was awarded to Maj. Henry Courtney Jr. for his actions on the bloody slopes of Okinawa's Sugar Loaf Hill.
Sammy L. Davis, the Medal of Honor recipient known as "The Real Forrest Gump," will make an appearance at the event.
Maxwell was also awarded two Silver Stars, two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star and two French combat awards.