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 outnumbered in a firefight with hundreds of enemy troops. Pinned down and under intense enemy fire, and their communications operator wounded, they were in desperate need for help. Due to the mountainous terrain, their communications could not be recieved. 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, 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 awarded 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 in the United States Armed Forces.
Please join CrossFit 563 in completing "Murph" the Hero WOD on Memorial Day!
1 Mile Run
300 Air Squats
1 Mile Run
Completed in a 20 lb vest or body armor
*Scaling options available*