HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) - A 63-year-old Florida Army veteran has completed his second long-distance bike ride to honor a hero.
Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe, who served with 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, saved the lives of his fellow soldiers from a burning vehicle in Iraq in 2005. He later died from the burns he sustained while saving them.
Cashe was awarded the Silver Star for his actions, but Harry Conner believes he deserves the Medal of Honor, and is riding to raise awareness for the upgrade.
"It's not me doing this, I don't know if I could do it at my age, but I got Sergeant Cache riding with me every single mile, so this is his ride, his story. It's not about some old vet riding a bicycle, it's about a brave soldier who gave his life to save his brothers in arms," Conner explained.
Conner set out from SFC Cashe's resting place in Sanford, Florida pedaling his bicycle to Ft. Benning and then ending at Ft. Stewart. A trip of about 750 miles on back roads.