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Bleier never gave up on NFL dream

Originally Published: November 10, 2009
By Cameron Martin | Special to Page 2

Editor's note: Every day this week, in honor of Veterans Day, Page 2 will feature a story by or about a prominent athlete who also served in the United States armed forces.

On Aug. 20, 1969, two days after the conclusion of the Woodstock Festival in Bethel, N.Y. -- a gathering billed as "3 Days of Peace & Music" -- Rocky Bleier was on patrol in Heip Duc, Vietnam, when a rifle shot tore through his left thigh and shrapnel from a grenade pierced his right foot and lower right leg. A ...

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