29. May 2017 - 9:00 till 11:00

Memorial Day WOD | CrossFit Canton | Monday, 29. May 2017

Join us as we pay tribute to our country's heroes by completing a workout named after Lt. Michael P Murphy, "Murph".

This FREE event is open to everyone and does not count towards your weekly classes.

You can choose to do this workout with a partner or do half the workout (talk with your coach about which option is right for you).

If you want a t-shirt and/or want to donate to The LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation, click on the link below.

About Michael Murphy – June 28th, 2005

A team of 4 Navy SEALs led by LT. Michael P. Murphy on a mission to capture or **** 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 satellite 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, severely 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 member to receive the medal in Operation Enduring Freedom, and the first Navy recipient of the medal since Vietnam.