LT. Michael Murphy was a United States Navy SEAL and an officer in charge of a four-man SEAL element in support of an Operation tasked with finding a key anti-coalition militia commander near Asadabad, Afghanistan. Shortly after being deployed in the objective area, the SEAL team came upon a group of goat herders who were first detained, but then released. It is believed that the goat herders reported the SEAL’s position to Taliban fighters.
A fierce gun battle followed with the SEAL team being grossly outnumbered and trying to defend themselves on a steep mountain face. Murphy is credited with risking his own life to save the lives of his teammates. Murphy moved out of cover and into an open area in order to transmit a call to get help for his men. He did this despite knowing that doing so would result in his death.
In remembrance of Murphy, CrossFit renamed his grueling workout “Murph.” Murphy called it “Body of Armor” and did the workout while wearing a 25-pound flack jacket. When doing a hero workout, keep in mind that it is one of remembrance. Spend a moment remembering Murphy’s sacrifice, then charge ahead to the finish line.
For today, we will be doing our Memorial Day WOD at 9:30am ONLY.
CrossFit Alloy WOD for 5/25/2015:
Run 1 mile
Run 1 mile