Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Joseph P Ballavia

Joseph P Bellavia

Wakefield, Massachusetts

October 16, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
28 Army Staff Sgt

716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Karbala, Iraq.  The soldiers were attempting to negotiate with armed men who were congregating on a road near a mosque after curfew.   The Iraqis opened fire killing three soldiers and wounding seven others
From Christina Stoll 10/13/04

I am the fiancÚ of Jonathan Bellavia who is the twin brother of our lost brother, SSG Joseph P. Bellavia. Here are a couple of other pictures that I thought that you would like for your website.
God Bless.

The family of SSG Joseph P. Bellavia

Joseph P Ballavia

Joseph P Ballavia

Joseph P Ballavia

AP News

The three Bellavia brothers all ended up in public service jobs. Joseph was a military policeman, and his twin brother, Jonathan, was a police officer. Their brother Chris is a paramedic and firefighter. Joseph Bellavia, was one of three Fort Campbell soldiers killed Oct. 16 in a clash with gunmen in Iraq. Bellavia and his wife, Christine, lived in Hendersonville, Ky.

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