23 SEPT 12 – By special request from Pat, we are going to do a special session of Murph. We did this WOD on July 4th this year so if you want to compare your time, come on in at noon!
1 mile run
200 push ups
1 mile run
*With a 20# vest
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 requested reinforcements.
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 rocket propelled 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.