Army vet Harry Conner rides bike to Ground Zero in honor of fallen soldier Alwyn Cashe
NEWARK - A former Army drill sergeant is pedaling his way from Orlando to New York City as part of a campaign to recognize another soldier.
Harry Conner, 62, is riding because he wants Army Sgt. First Class Alwyn Cashe to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
Cashe died in October 2005 in Iraq when his armored vehicle fell under attack. He slowly burned to death after his vehicle hit an IED.
Conner is riding to where he says the war on terror began - Ground Zero. He says New Jersey has been the toughest leg of his trip.
"In the 34 days riding a bike over 1,200 miles, yesterday was probably, riding up Highway 1, was probably the most adventurous part of the ride that I've had yet," he says.
Conner will ride the final 12 miles to ground zero Thursday morning. He's riding in memory of Cashe and other brave servicemen and women.