Thursday, May 17, 2012

Memorial Day Murph

Tribe members are invited to participate in Memorial Day Murph at 7:30 AM on May 28th!

Seven years ago, 29 year old Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, of Patchogue, N.Y., was killed in Afghanistan after a two hour gun fight with nearly 100 enemy troops. On a mission with a team of only four, Murphy was forced to fight his way into open terrain to transmit a call for assistance when the primary communicator was wounded.

Finally achieving contact with headquarters, Lieutenant Murphy maintained his exposed position while he provided his location and requested immediate support for his team. In his final act of bravery, he continued to engage the enemy until he was mortally wounded.

It was this act of bravery that not only earned him the Medal of Honour, but also earned him a ‘Hero’ WOD named after him: “Murph”.

On May 28, CrossFit boxes all around the world will take part in Memorial Day Murph, a time to remember our fallen hero, and raise money for charities supporting military causes.

WOD: 1 mile run , 100 pull ups, 200 push ups, 300 squats, 1 mile run. If you have a twenty pound weight vest, wear it.