On May 23, 1985 Rocky Bleier was presented this prestigious National Vietnam Veteran Network Distinguished Vietnam Veteran Award. This 10x18" presentation piece is made of polished black granite similar to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. The surface has an image of the actual monument etched into it along with a plaque that is engraved "Rocky Bleier - May 23, 1985." Directly from Bleier's personal collection, this distinguished award has been signed by Bleier in contrasting silver giving this piece an outstanding appearance.
It is always nice when an athlete makes a collection available to the public. As a collecting community, we are grateful for the opportunity to acquire rare and unique items from an athlete’s career. This one is extra special! For the first time, Rocky Bleier has made available his vast collection of memorabilia. Rocky is much more than an athlete. He is an American sports icon and hero. But even more impressive is the fact that he has been an inspiration to millions of people across the globe for his heroic battle back to the top of his profession as a football star. The items in his collection tell the story of Rocky’s fabled life. From his days at Xavier High School and his three time selection to the all-state team to his being Captain of the Notre Dame football squad to his battles and injuries sustained in the Vietnam War to his fight back to become a 4 time Super Bowl Champion to his life as a family man to the present day where he continues to inspire with his life story and overall kindness. This collection tells a miraculous story and we are thankful that we have the honor of handling it. On a final note, if you ever have a chance to meet Rocky Bleier in person, please take the opportunity. Having the chance to meet him, we can tell you that this man is the embodiment of a true American.