Former NFL player Rocky Bleier recently addressed a crowd of veterans at A Night to Remember – One Vet to Another, which was held on November 4th, 2016 in Orland Park. This was a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and Mayor Daniel Mclaughlin was the one to invite the former Steeler to be a part of the event. Bleier gave a talk on some of the many trials and tributes of his life in the NFL as well as shared stories of his experiences to bond with the audience. In addition to that, since this function was just before the holidays he made sure to remind everyone to be thankful for what they have and to enjoy the winter season with their families.
The Appleton, Wisconsin native got his football career started while he played on the team for the University of Notre Dame and was even a member of their 1966 National Championship team. He was selected in the 16th round of the 1968 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, but was also drafted by the armed forces that same year and was sent to Vietnam. During combat he was injured so severely that it was thought he would never walk again, but his determination begged to differ and he even made it back to the NFL.
Bleier recently spoke at the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War in Orland Park at the end of last year to help them celebrate our country’s veterans and current military folk. It was a well received event, and everyone who attended appreciated the fact that the former Steeler took some time to be a part of this special day.
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Watch Rocky Bleier Speaking about being a War Vet and his NFL Career: