Memorial Day Murph

« | »

CrossFit Hero WOD – “Murph”

MurphIMG_1132
Compare to Feb 2016

IMG_0996 Here’s some background on “Murph”, and why CF has chosen to create a Hero WOD in his honor:

From the CrossFit Journal, May 2010

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.

IMG_1123 IMG_1117 IMG_1111 IMG_1090 IMG_1087 IMG_1085

CrossFit Flagstaff and hundreds, if not thousands, of other CF affiliates nation and world wide, will perform the Hero WOD “Murph” today. We loved seeing all who came today, here to participate in honoring and remembering a Fallen Hero. Thank you for coming in and hitting this WOD early so we can spend the rest of our day with family and friends, remembering all those who fought and sacrificed for our country!  Never forget.

IMG_1097 IMG_1089 IMG_1084 IMG_1093

As always, our own local hero, Lance Davison, remains in our hearts and this workout is also fought for him.  We miss you, Lance!

12509854_1645891362348777_872487652389648814_n

IMG_1078 IMG_1073 IMG_1071 IMG_1070 IMG_1014 IMG_1016IMG_0999 IMG_1003IMG_1099IMG_1061IMG_1022IMG_1081IMG_1083IMG_1011IMG_1006

Trackbacks

Speak Your Mind

*