Hey KOA. There will be ONE WOD at 10 am Next Monday - Memorial Day (which is the day we honor / remember the men and women who have died serving our country in the US Armed Forces). The WOD will be Murph - in memory of Lt. Michael Murphy the first hero WOD was in memory of him. We hope to see you at ten on Monday. Here's a little story about How Murph died:
On June 28, 2005, four Navy SEALs on a reconnaissance mission in the Kunar province of Afghanistan were ambushed
by an overwhelming Taliban force. Team leader Lt. Michael Murphy, unable to call for help from his location, walked
into the center of enemy fire, where his satellite phone might work. He punched in the numbers to HQ and calmly
Even after being knocked to his knees from a gunshot wound to his back, Murphy calmly sat back up, steadied
himself and continued the call, knowing that it was the only way he might save his men. Once the call for reinforcements
had been completed, he returned to the fight with an MH-47 Chinook helicopter on the way.
Outrunning its escort of attack helicopters, the Chinook rushed into the battle for a daring daylight rescue.
Attempting to set down in tremendously rugged terrain filled with hostile militia, the Chinook was hit by a rocketpropelled
grenade. The eight SEALs and eight Army Night Stalkers aboard were killed, leaving Murphy and his men to
continue the fight. When the battle ended, Murphy and all but one of his men had been mortally wounded.
Murphy was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions that day. Among those
killed in the rescue attempt were Petty Officer 1st Class Jeff Taylor and Lt. Michael McGreevy. Both SEALs were posthumously
awarded Bronze Stars for Valor and Purple Hearts. These men were fathers, husbands and sons. They were
brothers to their fellow SEALs. They were also CrossFitters. In their actions, these men embodied the values and spirit
of true heroes, and to immortalize their courage, bravery and self-sacrifice, the CrossFit Hero workouts were created.
This was written by Russell Berger CrossFit Hunstville"