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Rocky Bleir honored

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Rollers, May 30, 2023.

  1. Rollers

    Rollers Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2016
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  2. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2012
    This is special in so many ways and the recognition for this award is beyond the greatest gratitude.
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  3. jeh1856


    Oct 26, 2011
    I have been to the moving viet nam memorial wall where he speaks

    He seems to be an excellent person

    I’ve had the occasion to meet him in a line but I don’t like to bother people

    Also his one man show around the holidays “The Play” is something every fan would thoroughly enjoy
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  4. LambertsDentist

    LambertsDentist Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Ok I'm confused. Rocky served in the Army, but gets honored by the Marines? When will the Air Force honor him too?

    Don't get me wrong, I respect the guy and his service. I just don't get why one branch would honor a member from a different branch.
  5. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    I wondered same thing but ain't complaining since it's a Steeler.
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  6. steelersrock151

    steelersrock151 Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2011
    "The prestigious Semper Fidelis Award is presented annually by the Marine Corps University Foundation to noteworthy Americans."
    "Past recipients include Presidents George HW and George W Bush, Clint Eastwood, Honorable Colin L. Powell, General James Mattis, the Honorable Antonin Scalia, Ted Williams, and Col Barney Barnum."
    Not many actual Marines in that list. It is kind of a conservative who's who, though. Rocky's in some pretty good company.
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  7. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2011
    Saw Rocky walking amongst Steelers fans a tailgate last year.

    He walked across the parking lot really well he chatted and took pictures with a bunch of fans for a while.

    Stand up nice guy, unbelievable for a guy in his mid 70s, injured in war, playing all that football that his health is as good as it was and he was walking great.

    They don't make them like that guy anymore. I also had a hard to convincing my 12 year old daughter that he played for the Steelers once upon a time and won 4 Super Bowls....
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