071012 FRIDAY – “Honoring Murph”
Lt. Michael Murphy was recently awarded The Medal of Honor – the 1st for combat in Afghanistan. Murph was an avid CrossFitter. A “Hero” workout was created in his honor and is today’s CF wod. Read more about Murph and his SEAL Team below. MURPH
0600h WOD: Honoring Murph
50 Pull Ups
100 Push Ups
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Note: This is about 1/2 of an actual Murph wod. We’ll get there soon!
Article: SEAL to get posthumous Medal of Honor
By Frank Eltman, Associated Press Writer
Article Launched:10/11/2007 02:05:20 PM PDT
GARDEN CITY, N.Y.â€”A Navy SEAL who was killed while leading a reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan will receive the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor.
Lt. Michael P. Murphy, 29, of Patchogue on Long Island, is the first Medal of Honor recipient for combat in Afghanistan, the Navy said in a statement Thursday.
In late June 2005, Murphy led a four-man reconnaissance mission east of Asadabad trying to find a key Taliban leader in advance of a mission to capture or destroy the local militia leadership. Taliban sympathizers alerted fighters to the SEALs’ positions, and the four men were quickly outnumbered and came under fire, the Navy said.