There is perhaps no better known Vietnam War combat veteran in Pittsburgh than Rocky Bleier. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back was drafted twice in 1968 – first by the Steelers and then by the U.S. Army. Seriously wounded by rifle and grenade fire while serving in Vietnam, Bleier returned to the Steelers. After two years of rehabilitation, Bleier worked himself from injured reserve, to the taxi squad, to the active roster and then, in 1974, to a starting position in the Steelers’ backfield. He helped the franchise win four Super Bowl championships.
Join Rocky Bleier, History Center President and CEO Andy Masich, and friends and associates from throughout Bleier’s career for an evening program focused on his story of service and a celebration of the new edition of his well-known book, “Fighting Back.”
Doors for this program will open at 6 p.m., and admission includes access to the History Center’s The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 exhibition ahead of the program. Following the program, Rocky Bleier will sign copies of his book, “Fighting Back,” which will be available for purchase.
For more information, please contact Sam Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-454-6373.