Coaches are still determining the times for Memorial Day, but the WOD will be held at Virginia lake, meeting in the North parking lot.
The story of "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. Lt Murphy had a favorite workout he would do to prepare for his deployments. He was an avid Crossfitter and would make sure he wore his body armor for this workout, which he started calling “Body Armor” After his death, the crossfit community renamed it, it would now be referred to as “Murph”. A very demanding workout had just been given a name, and a soul.
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 Home About Us Register Our Store Gallery Tribute Contact Us Memorial Day Murph May 28, 2012
What is "Murph"
"Murph" consists of the following:
◦1 Mile Run to start
◦1 mile run to finish
For time: Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you’ve got body armor or a twenty pound vest, wear it.
There are many variations available, so anyone can do their own version of Murph. Do not be discouraged if you can’t do the entire workout (Not many can). The idea is to challenge yourself and do a little more a little faster every year.
Why register and pay for "Murph"
Registration IS NOT REQUIRED TO BE A PART OF THIS HONORED WOD
As a result of your generosity and participation, three (3) very worthy veterans charities benefited, including Michael's own tax exempt charity, the LT Michael P Murphy USN Memorial Scholarship Foundation. As a result of the funds raised by Memorial Day Murph, the Foundation endowed and funded a continuing scholarship in Michael's name at Penn State University, Michel's alma mater.
Memorial Day Murph 2012 will again be benefiting very worthy charities which assist veterans causes, therefore the Murphy family encourages your participation in this very worthy cause. Our family hopes that if this year's MDM is as successful as 2011, not only will the veterans charities benefit, but also the Murphy Foundation will endow and fund a scholarship through the Special Operations Warriors Foundation in Navy SEAL LT Michael P. Murphy's name. We urge your participation in this very worthy cause "Memorial Day Murph 2012' and thank you for supporting our warriors who lay everything on the line each and every day and deserve our support
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