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Florida veteran rides to remember brother in arms

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

A Florida man is cycling hundreds of miles to honor a soldier killed in the line of duty and he is in Moultrie Monday night.

Sixty-three year old Army Veteran Harry Connor is riding his bicycle from Sanford, Florida to two Georgia Army bases to spread the story of Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe.

Cashe was killed in Iraq in 2005 when an I-E-D exploded as he tried to save other members in his infantry unit.

Connor is also fighting for Cashe to be awarded the Medal Of Honor.

"Sgt. Cashe died heroically in an attempt to save his brothers in arms. I think it's important that people know what his story is, know what he did and this memory is never forgotten, " said Harry Connor, Riding for Cashe.

Last spring, Connor rode from Florida to the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York.

He plans to be in Fort Benning by Thursday where he will meet Cashe's family and soldiers who served with Cashe.

He'll then ride to Fort Stewart.

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