The calm before the pain storm. 31 Heros WOD

 

On September 3, 2011 CrossFit gyms across the nation and world will gather together to honor our heroes killed in action August 5, 2011 with a workout in an effort to raise funds for the families affected by this tragedy. All funds received will go to these families through the Navy SEAL Foundation.

If you are planning on joining us for this WOD, Please make an effort to carpool to the Box to eliminate some of the traffic through the neighborhood.  You can park at the Red Apple parking lot on 212 and 282nd.  If you need a ride please let us know. My cell number is 503-312-6918. Thank you.

A friend to the very end!

WOD
3,3,3,3,3,3,3

Snatches 75% 1rm

Warm up
Snatch balance

As we talked about, please try and carpool today.  Thanks

True friend story:

Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson lay in a coffin, draped in an American flag, in
front of a tearful audience mourning his death in Afghanistan. Soon an old
friend appeared, and like a fellow soldier on a battlefield, his loyal dog
refused to leave him behind.

 

Tumilson’s Labrador retriever, Hawkeye, was photographed lying by
Tumilson’s casket in a heart-wrenching image taken at the funeral service in
Tumilson’s hometown of Rockford, Iowa, earlier this week. Hawkeye walked up to
the casket at the beginning of the service and then dropped down with a heaving
sigh as about 1,500 mourners witnessed a dog accompanying his master until the
end, reported CBS.

 

 

 

 

 

AP

 

Petty Officer 1st Class Jon T. Tumilson was killed along with other
SEALs on Aug. 6 in Afghanistan.

 

The photo was snapped by Tumilson’s cousin, Lisa Pembleton, and posted
on her Facebook page in memory of the San Diego resident. Tumilson, 35, was one
of 30 American troops, including 22 Navy SEALs, who were killed when a Taliban
insurgent shot down a Chinook helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade on Aug.
6.

 

“I felt compelled to take one photo to share with family members that
couldn’t make it or couldn’t see what I could from the aisle,” Pembleton wrote
on her Facebook page. “To say that he was an amazing man doesn’t do him justice.
The loss of Jon to his family, military family and friends is
immeasurable.’’

 

Hawkeye was such a huge part of Tumilson’s life that Tumilson’s family
followed the dog down the aisle as they entered the service in front of a
capacity crowd in the gymnasium at the Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock Community
School. Hawkeye then followed Tumilson’s good friend, Scott Nichols, as Nichols
approached the stage to give a speech. As Nichols prepared to memorialize his
friend, Hawkeye dutifully laid down near the casket.