Each year on Victoria Day Monday, we honour Lt. Michael Murphy with one of the most well known Hero WOD’s in CrossFit.
Michael Patrick “Murph” Murphy (7 May 1976 – 28 June 2005) was a United States Navy SEAL officer who was awarded the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan. He was the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War. His other posthumous awards include the Silver Star Medal (which was later upgraded to the Medal of Honor) and the Purple Heart.
Michael Murphy was born and raised in Suffolk County, New York. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with honors and dual degrees in political science and psychology. After college he accepted a commission in the United States Navy and became a United States Navy SEAL in July 2002. After participating in several War on Terrorism missions, he was killed on 28 June 2005, after his team was compromised and surrounded by Taliban forces near Asadabad, Afghanistan.
The U.S. Navy ship, the USS Michael Murphy, and several civilian and military buildings have been named in his honor.
As always with a holiday WOD there will not be a class cap! But PLEASE sign in!
Monday, May 21, 2018
WOD : Murph
1 Mile Run
100 Pull Ups
200 Push Ups
300 Air Squats
1 Mile Run
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