Hard Nocs Beatdown Dedicated to U.S. Sgt. Zachary Tellier

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  • When: 01/26/2023
  • QIC: Breeze
  • The PAX: Leonidas, Spaghetti Os, 40, Box Fan, Home Alone, Son of Sam, Gru (respect), IO, (respect), Left Turn, Stanton, Oops, Jobu, Brown

A cold breeze blew through the gloom as 14 HIM gathered at 0630 Hard Nocs bootcamp for fitness, fellowship and faith. All men were welcomed and then the F3 mission, core principles and disclaimer were pronounced. CPR-certified PAX were identified and QIC held phone in case of emergency.

The Warmup (in cadence): SSH, Reacher, Plank Jacks, Mountain Climber, World’s Greatest Stretch

The Thang:

  • Six Minutes of Mary: Freddie Mercury, Flutter Kick, Dying Cockroach, LBC, Rosalita, Dolly
  • Around the World: 25lb dumbbell passed around circle while PAX isometric holds the following: High Plank, American Hammer, Split Squat
  • Hero WOD “Zachary Tellier”: Dedicated to U.S. Sgt. Zachary D. Tellier, 31, a combat infantryman with the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, at Fort Bragg, NC.  Zachary loved to play rugby and his favorite exercise was shuttle runs.  He died Sept. 29, 2007, of wounds sustained while on a ground patrol in Afghanistan. The previous April, Tellier’s unit was conducting a mounted patrol when one of its vehicles drove over and detonated a bomb, which set the vehicle on fire, according to a statement from the 82nd Airborne. Tellier pulled two soldiers out of the burning vehicle to safety. Tellier suffered severe burns to his hands. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with valor for his actions. After he was burned, Tellier jumped up in the turret gun to return fire, said Sgt. Michael Layton, a member of Tellier’s unit. A lieutenant had to forcibly remove Tellier from the fight. Layton said,  “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 is survived by his wife, Sara Tellier of Atlanta, Ga.; his father, David W. Tellier of Groton, Mass.; and his mother, Pamela Rodriguez, of Falmouth, Mass.  
    • 5 Rounds.  Started with 31 second moment of silence while holding high plank. My thoughts during this time of reflection: Jesus said, “This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” (John 5:12-13)
    • R1: 10 Burpees, Shuttle Run
    • R2: 10 Burpees, 25 Merkins, Shuttle Run
    • R3: 10 Burpees, 25 Merkins, 50 Lunges, Shuttle Run
    • R4: 10 Burpees, 25 Merkins, 50 Lunges, 75 Sit-ups, Shuttle Run
    • R5: 10 Burpees, 25 Merkins, 50 Lunges, 75 Sit-ups, 100 Air Squats, Shuttle Run


Count o rama (14) and Name o rama (No FNGs)

Announcements: Kraken – keep donations coming and we need a safety patrol volunteer. Spartan 5K sign up and donate to TRM. Shout out to GNC for creating the new workout schedule graphic (see below). Share it on social and use it to invite more FNGs.

Prayer Requests and Prayer

Pledge of Allegiance and Photo

Honored and humbled to lead this Pax of HIM. Thank you for the opportunity.



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