What Surprised Medal of Honor Recipient David Bellavia About the NYSE Floor

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Have you been to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange?

Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, who recently received the Medal of Honor from President Trump, visited the floor of the NYSE for the first time on Wednesday. 

Bellavia is the first living Iraq War veteran to receive the Medal of Honor. 

When asked what it was like to visit the floor for the first time, Bellavia laughed and said that he expected a lot more paper. 

"Honestly, I've been watching too many movies and I was like, first they got a vacuum cleaner because the floor is not covered in paper. No one's screaming at each other. I don't see any cigarette butts or so evidently I need to update my education on the floor yet. But people seem very calm and professional and digital. So I was kind of shocked," said Bellavia.

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