Tribute – 10.19.2021

Sorry for the delay on this, it has been a busy week but here it finally is.
11 HIM ventured out to see what Hot Mic was going to bring for his return to the gloom
PAX: @Commodore @Swamp Rabbit (FNG) @Underoos @Night Light @Singlet @Soul Glo @OPIE @Buckeye @Joey Freshwater @Slow Pitch @Hot Mic (Tribute)
PAX were instructed to be ready to roll at 5:30 to give max time to workout.
Hero Introduction: Today we honor Sergant Zachary Tellier 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper dies in Afghanistan
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — An 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper died of wounds sustained from enemy small arms fire while on a ground patrol near Firebase Wilderness, Afghanistan, Saturday.
Sgt. Zachary D. Tellier, 31, of Charlotte, N.C. was a Combat Infantryman with the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Div.“Sgt. Tellier was one of the most motivated Specialists when he came to the unit,” said Sgt. Michael Layton, a close friend of Tellier’s and a member of 4th Sqd., 73rd CAV. “He always wanted to improve himself, and he took a lot of pride in what he did. He cared more about his Soldiers than he did himself. He was a good friend to everyone. It didn’t matter what happened to him, or how much he got shot at, he’d always keep fighting. He was an elite Soldier, he could’ve done anything.”
Tellier joined the Army in September 2005. He completed Infantry One Station Unit Training and the Basic Airborne Course in 2006 in Fort Benning, Georgia. He arrived to the 82nd Abn. Div. in April 2006 and was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment.
In April of this year, Tellier’s unit was conducting a mounted patrol when one of their vehicles drove over and detonated a bomb. After the explosion, the vehicle was on fire, and Tellier risked his life, pulling two Paratroopers out of the vehicle to safety. As a result, he received severe burns to his own hands. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for valor, for his actions.
Spc. Larry Spray is one of the Paratroopers Tellier pulled out of the burning vehicle that day.
“He was a good friend and buddy,” said Spray. “He was the only one who could calm me down.” Tellier stayed at the hospital with Spray for a week for support.“
After (Tellier) got burnt, he jumped up in the turret to return fire,” added Layton. “The Lieutenant made him get out because of his injuries. Zachary Tellier has to be the biggest hero I’ve ever known or heard of; not just because of what he did, but because of his personality. He came in the Army because he wanted to be around Soldiers and serve his country, and he paid the ultimate sacrifice.”
Tellier’s awards and decorations include The Bronze Star Medal with “V” device; the Bronze Star Medal, two Purple Hearts, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Non-commissioned Officer’s Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and the Parachutist’s Badge.
Tellier is survived by his wife, Sara Tellier of Atlanta, Georgia; his father, David W. Tellier of Groton, Massachusetts; and his mother, Pamela Rodriguez, of Falmouth, Massachusetts.
Thang – 5 rounds for time:
  • 10 Burpees
  • 10 Burpees
  • 25 Push-Ups
  • 10 Burpees
  • 25 Push-Ups
  • 50 Lunges
  • 10 Burpees
  • 25 Push-Ups
  • 50 Lunges
  • 100 Sit-Ups – It’s always great to have @Singlet at a workout because you know your are not out there dying alone.
  • 10 Burpees
  • 25 Push-Ups
  • 50 Lunges
  • 100 Sit-Ups
  • 150 Air Squats
Word has it that the original version included 100 meters of sprints between each segment broken up as 5 meters out and back, 10 meters out and back, 15 meters out and back and 20 meters out and back.  For sake of time and thinking most PAX will not finish we did not incorporate the sprints.
For those that did finish early we did two loops of the walking trail then did Mary till time.
Mosey back to parking lot for COT.
  • Sign up for Grey Ghost volunteering for this coming Saturday
  • TN Tussle 11/6
Prayer Requests
(see #prayerrequests for details on some of these)
  • @Soul Glo daughter returns to pre-school today and that all goes well.
  • @Joey Freshwater M in hospital and reconnecting with his son.
  • @Night Light working on his relationship with his daughter
  • @Yaris as posted in prayer requests
  • @Heidi (1st F Q) M
  • @Tijuana @Venus COVID running through the household.
We talked about maintining integrity even in the small things or if somethign seems it may not be that big of a deal.
This past weekend I made a mistake and the intial thought and plan was just to keep it to ourselves (but really myself because I was responsible).  It was seemingly not that big of a deal but the fact is that keeping this quiet was not the right thing to do.  That I even though that it was ok to keep this quiet was bothering me so Monday I made a call to make it right.  Several other PAX were aware of what happened and I did not want to put them in the position of covering something up even though we all laughed about it.  Also I did not want to put myslef in a postion where other PAX would think that if Hot Mic wasn’t honest in this instance what else is he not honest with us/me about.  That is not who I am and it is not who I want to be and maintaing my integrity is important.  Who you are in private says a lot more about the kind of person you are than when you are out in public.  Be true to yourself and the person you are stiving to be and maintan your intgerity at all cost. The long term beneifts will far outweigh the short term cost.
Hot Mic Out

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