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September 9, 2016

SP4 Rocky Bleier US Army (Served 1968-1971)

by dianeshort2014

View the military service of Football Great:

rockySP4 Rocky Bleier

US Army

(Served 1968-1971)

View his service profile on TogetherWeServed.com:
http://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/342300

Short Bio: Served in Vietnam. Was drafted in December 1968. He volunteered for duty in the Vietnam War and shipped out in May 1969, serving with the 196th Light Infantry Brigade. On August 20, while on patrol in Heip Duc, Bleier was wounded in the left thigh by a rifle bullet when his platoon was ambushed in a rice paddy. While down, an enemy grenade landed nearby after bouncing off a fellow soldier, sending shrapnel into his lower right leg. He was later awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.

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