5/28 Memorial Day Murph
Today we honor Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005. Please remember, we have only one class today at 10:30 am.
LT. Michael P. Murphy (SEAL) was the officer-in-charge of a four-man SEAL element in support of Operation Red Wings, tasked with finding a key anti-coalition militia commander near Asadabad, Afghanistan. Shortly after inserting into the objective area, the SEALs were spotted by three goat herders who were initially detained and then released. It is believed the goat herders immediately reported the SEALs’ presence to Taliban fighters.
A fierce gun battle ensued on the steep face of the mountain between the SEALs and a much larger enemy force. Despite the intensity of the firefight and suffering grave gunshot wounds himself, Murphy is credited with risking his own life to save the lives of his teammates. Murphy, intent on making contact with headquarters, but realizing this would be impossible in the extreme terrain where they were fighting, unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his own life moved into the open, where he could gain a better position to transmit a call to get help for his men.
Moving away from the protective mountain rocks, he knowingly exposed himself to increased enemy gunfire. This deliberate and heroic act deprived him of cover and made him a target for the enemy. While continuing to be fired upon, Murphy made contact with the SOF Quick Reaction Force at Bagram Air Base and requested assistance. He calmly provided his unit’s location and the size of the enemy force while requesting immediate support for his team. At one point, he was shot in the back causing him to drop the transmitter. Murphy picked it back up, completed the call and continued firing at the enemy who was closing in. Severely wounded, LT. Murphy returned to his cover position with his men and continued the battle.
LT. Murphy fought on, allowing one member of his team (Marcus Luttrell) to escape, before he was killed. For his selfless actions, LT. Michael Murphy was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on October 27, 2007.
This workout was one of Mike's favorites and he'd named it "Body Armor". On August 18, 2005, CrossFit HQ created the Murph Hero WOD in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is. Murph is the third Hero WOD CrossFit HQ created.
Fair winds and following seas, Sir.
1 mile run
1 mile run
Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. We recommend 20 rounds of 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, 15 squats.
Lt. Murphy did this workout with a 20b flak jacket, if you have one, wear it.
Scaling options are to do 1/4 or 1/2 of all distances and reps.
We program Murph on Memorial Day to remind us that heroes exist. This workout is long, difficult, and intimidating. As you compete your version of Murph, remember the men and women who gave everything to serve our great country. All gave some and some gave all. Memorial Day is our day to remember those who gave all.
We’re hosting a BBQ potluck after Murph. We’re providing protein and drinks. Please bring something to share.
Meet Zach at the Bozeman High School track Sunday at 10:00 AM to do Griff. This is a free class for everyone, friends and family are welcome.
Today's WOD honors USAF SSgt Travis L. Griffin, 28, who was killed April 3, 2008 in the Rasheed district of Baghdad by an IED strike to his vehicle. Travis is survived by his son Elijah.
Today we are doing the Lumberjack 20 Memorial Hero WOD
On Nov. 5 , 2009 at 1:34 p.m., a terrorist named Major Nidal Hasan attacked fellow soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood, Texas. When the shooting ended, he had killed 12 soldiers and one civilian and wounded 43 others.
SPC Frederick Greene, 29, of Mountain City, TN, PFC Aaron Thomas Nemelka, 19, of West Jordan, UT, PFC Michael Pearson, 22, of Bolingbrook, IL, and SPC Kham Xiong, 23, of St. Paul, MN, along with eleven of the wounded were active CrossFitters in the 20th Engineer Battalion, home to Lumberjack CrossFit.
The "Lumberjack 20" Hero WOD was first posted on crossfit.com as the workout of the day for December 5, 2009 (091205).
You can learn more about the Lumberjack 20 Hero WOD by reading the "CrossFit 'Hero WOD' Saturday" article in the Fort Hood Sentinel.
5/25 Memorial Weekend Friday Hero
Momma Noah does baby-facing burpees:-)
Today we are honoring fallen hero U.S. FBI Supervisory Special Agent Gregory J. Rahoi, 38, of Brookfield, Wisconsin. Rahoi was assigned to the Hostage Rescue Team, based in Quantico, Virginia and was killed on December 6, 2006, during a live-fire tactical training exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, near Bowling Green, Virginia. He is survived by his parents, Natalie and Richard, sister Teri, and fiancee Paula Paulk.
Rahoi's Hero WOD was introduced to the CrossFit community on Feb 4, 2012.
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