If you’ve read the book or seen the movie Lone Survivor, you may be familiar with this story. 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. Sadly, Murphy and all but one of his men were mortally wounded after a failed rescue attempt.
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.
On May 30th, Scott and I will be participating in an amazing event and fundraiser benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project at our local CrossFit box.
We will be completing the Murph workout which consists of a 1 mile run, 100 pull ups, 200 pushups, 300 air squats, and another 1 mile run. Yes, you read that correctly.
Our goal is to raise $1,000 and that’s where we need your help! We appreciate any and all donations- even if it’s as little as $1. Maybe skip that morning coffee or pack a lunch instead of grabbing something out to eat one day–every little bit counts! You can donate by clicking here. Thanks in advance for your support and help. I can’t wait to recap the entire days event with you guys!Keep in touch with me:
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