COL Robert W. Bleier was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/19/2011 at the age of 81.2
Melbourne Beach, FL
Date of Birth 07/29/1930
Served in the U.S. Air Force
This information was provided by Barry Geller, SSN search Feb 2012

More detail on this person: Robert "Rocky" William Bleier served his country with pride and distinction. He served one tour in Viet Nam 1969-1970, flying Jolly Green Helicopters for search and rescue. He was credited with over 300 saves and earned several Distinguished Flying Crosses as well as Meritorious Service Medals and the Republic of Viet Nam Campaign Medal. Rocky has an Air Medal w/5 OLCs. He was married to Ruth Kathryn Cottrell and has one daughter, Kathy Ann Bleier Stephenson Smith; one granddaughter, Kathryn Valeta Spatafora; and three great granddaughters, Haylee Kaye Elizabeth Smith, Skylar Theresa Ann Spatafora, and Mackenzie Marie Louise Spatafora. He died in Rockledge, Brevard County, FL.

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