Posted by tammy.smith on May 11, 2012
Memorial Day Murph
June 28th, 2005
In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, age 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan 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 satelite phone to request immediate support to save his team. 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, severly 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 menber to receive the medal in Operation Enduring Freedom, and the first Navy recipient of the medal since Vietnam.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Anyone
WHAT IS IT? Memorial Day Murph: A yearly Memorial Day Fundraiser based on a workout called “Murph.”
WHEN: Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th, 2012 – Normal class hours
WHERE: FallOut CrossFit
WHY: To honor fallen military members with our pain and sweat, (some tears and blood too I’m sure), and to raise money for charities supporting military causes.
HOW MUCH: Registration is $35, and includes an awesome event shirt made by FORGED clothing. Click here to go to the registration page.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO: All profits go to the charities listed on the Murph website.
1 mile run
100 pull ups
200 push ups
1 mile run