Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Zachary Tellier


6 Men gather in the gloom to once again pay homage and grow stronger


  • SSH
  • Arm Circles big and small
  • DQ’s
  • Reverso Arm Circles Big and Small

Zachary Tellier

Perform exercises in five rounds, adding the next exercise until all are done in one round. Run a lap around the Chamber after each round.

  • 10 Burpees
  • 25 Merkins
  • 50 Lunges
  • 100 WW2 Situps
  • 150 Squats


Dedicated to U.S. Sgt. Zachary D. Tellier, 31, of Charlotte, NC (USA) a combat infantryman with the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, at Fort Bragg. 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 paratroopers out of the vehicle to safety, suffering 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 to return fire, said Sgt. Michael Layton, a member of Tellier’s unit. A lieutenant made Tellier get out of the vehicle because of his injuries, 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,” Layton said. “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.

Again strong work was done

It was an honor to lead


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  1. Well done Mudface! I was feeling sore today until I read about Zachary Tellier. Guess I’ll have to come out again tomorrow.

  2. As a mental health professional I see the benefit of support groups. Will put out the pre-blast soon for the initial meeting of PAB (Pax Against Burpees). I may be too sore to attend…

  3. Mud face, these hero workouts are awesome, hard and humbling. As we look forward to the bb to understand the workout we finished in the morning was in honor of the fallen hero. We get to learn their story, reflect on our family and count our blessings. I look forward to the creek and see you in the gloom!..CB