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Monday
28
MAY

Annual Memorial Day "Murph" and BBQ

10:00
12:00
CrossFit 2C
Event organized by CrossFit 2C

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Invite your friends and family and bring a dish to share!
Workout is at 10:00 with the BBQ right after.

Every year on Memorial Day, Americans honor those who have fallen serving in the United States Armed Forces.

At CrossFit 2C, we have a tradition of completing “Murph” the workout on Memorial Day, named for LT. Michael P. Murphy who led a team of 4 Navy SEALs on a mission to capture or kill a key Taliban leader. They 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 of 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 teammates 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.

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CrossFit 2C