1 Mile Run
100 Pull Ups
200 Push Ups
1 Mile run
This WOD has been very highly requested as of late, so let’s do it! I would urge everyone to tackle it, whether it’s a half-Murph or the full version. Remember, CrossFit is scalable to everyone, so you can all do this! Lt. Murphy would routinely do this WOD, usually with full body armor on. It was nicknamed “Body Armor” for that reason. This is a Hero WOD, so put your heart and soul into it.
Lt. Michael Murphy was a highly educated and respected Navy SEAL team leader who was KIA in Afghanistan while on a mission in the Hindu Kush. Lt. Murphy’s team fell under heavy fire and suffered severe casualties from a position of disadvantage. In order to put out a radio transmission that would save his team and get a resuce team to their location, Lt. Murphy found a high point in the wide open and made his radio transmissions while being shot repeatedly by Taliban soldiers. The survivor of the incident, Marcus Luttrel, reported that Lt. Murphy was talking as calmly as if he were ordering a Happy Meal at the drive thru window, all the while being hit by AK-47 rounds. Lt. Murphy was gravely wounded but returned to the fight after he made his transmissions. It was a one way ticket and Lt. Murphy knew it when he crawled out into the open. Lt. Murphy’s efforts were successful, but unfortunately he passed away as a result of his actions. To lay down his life to preserve others – there is no greater sacrifice. In the course of the rescue, several other SEAL’s and Spec Ops personnel were killed, however, a handful were able to get out alive and recount the amazing heroism they witnessed that day.
Lt. Michael Murphy was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, being the first Navy SEAL to receive the honor since the Vietnam War. More information about the remarkable person Lt. Murphy was can be found here.
EDIT – Great video interview with Marcus Luttrel about the incident. I just stumbled upon it this morning. Check it out.