Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Murph

~On June 28th, 2005

A team of 4 Navy SEALs led by LT. Michael P. Murphy on a mission to capture or kill a key Taliban leader, found themselves seriously outnumbered in a firefight with well over 100 enemy troops.  Pinned down and under intense enemy fire, their communications operator severely wounded, they were in desperate need for help.  Due to the mountainous terrain, their communications could not be received.  Understanding the situation, LT. Michael P. Murphy moved to open exposing himself to enemy fire, to use his satellite phone to request immediate support to save his team.  LT Murphy was mortally wounded making the call.  they continued fighting until Lt. Murphy and two of his three team mates were mortally wounded.  His fourth team member, severely injured himself, managed to escape where he was taken in by a local villager until he was rescued 4 days later.  He went on to tell the story in a book titled "The Lone Survivor".

For his selfless leadership, courageous actions and extraordinary devotion to duty, LT. Michael P. Murphy received the Medal of Honor, the first service member to receive the medal in Operations Enduring Freedom, and the first Navy recipient of the medal since Vietnam.

Lt. Murphy had a favorite workout he would do to prepare for his deployments.  He was an avid Crossfitter and would make sure he wore his body armor for his workout, which he started calling "Body Armor". After his death, the crossfit community renamed it, it would now be referred to as "Murph".  A very demanding workout had just been given a name, and a soul.

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Today Freddy completed his first "Memorial Day Murph".  He turned forty years old just a few days ago. He has only been working out at this Crossfit gym for several months, but he rocked the work out!

The workout consists of
1 Mile Run
100 Pull-Ups
200 Push-Ups
300 Squats
1 Mile Run

Anyone can participate (not me because I am clearly very out of shape I don't think I can do one pull up).  The reason for the Murph as stated on the website is "To honor fallen military members with our pain and sweat and to raise money for charities supporting military causes."

I took lots of pictures!

Starting Line for the first 1 mile run.

100 Pull-Ups 

 200 Push-Ups

300 Squats 

One more 1 Mile Run 

The boys were so good the whole time! Except they didn't want to give him fives at the same time for a picture.

You did an awesome job Freddy we are so proud of you.

If you are interested in finding out more about this CrossFit Gym you can click here- JSACF CrossFit


Debbie said...

i'm impressed....but those 2 little ones, totally un-impressed.

way to go fast freddy!!

Leanne said...

Good Job Sean!!!

Deanna said...

Well, I am totally impressed. That is quite the workout and good for him for preparing and completing. I salute you Freddy! Thanks for sharing the story.