The AOH and LAOH honored legendary Pittsburgh Steeler and inspirational veteran advocate Rocky Bleier with the JFK Memorial Medal at the recent convention in in Pittsburgh.
The first award of the medal was made in 1966 to the Hon. James Farley, former Postmaster General under Franklin D. Roosevelt. Farley, the grandson of Irish immigrants, managed FDR’s presidential campaigns in 1932 and 1936 and was an influential member of the New Deal “Brain Trust”. The University of Notre Dame awarded Farley its highest award, the Laetare Medal, in 1974. A member of AOH Division 29, New York, James Farley died in 1976.