A team of 4 Navy SEALs led by LT. Michael P. Murphy on a mission to capture or kill akey Taliban leader, found themselves seriously outnumbered in a firefight with hundreds of 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 ground, to use his satellite phone, exposing himself to enemy fire. LT Murphy was mortally wounded making that 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 and was rescued 4 days later. He went on to tell the story in a book and movie titled “The Lone Survivor”.
For his selfless leadership, courageous actions and extraordinary devotion to duty, LT. Michael P. Murphy was posthumously rewarded the Medal of Honor, the first service member to receive the medal for service in Afghanistan, and the first Navy recipient of the medal since Vietnam.
Every year on Memorial Day, Americans honor those who have fallen serving the United States Armed Forces. At CrossFit South City we have a tradition of supporting the The Murph Challenge by completing “Murph” the workout on Memorial Day.
“Murph” is scale-able to all fitness levels. Classes will promptly start at 9, 10 and 11am. Please come at least 15 minutes before your start time to warm-up. We will start BBQing after classes from 12-2pm. Feel free to bring an appetizer or anything you would like to put on the grill. As always, Supplement Superstores will have a booth set up and keep you hydrated.
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