Why participate in Murph?
– “The MURPH” is a great benchmark workout for you to complete with your friends and fitness family.
– There is an amazing story (see below for more detail) and reason to pay tribute to an American hero – WOD style!
– Because you can.
– You don’t need more reasons
Let us know as well via facebook if you are going to attend and you have facebook.
Heat #1 will be at 10AM (reserve via WODIFY)
Heat # 2 will be at 11AM (reserve via WODIFY)
BBQ will be taking place at 12PM (reserve via WODIFY- wont be counted towards attendance)
This is our first year getting together for Murph, this is an opportunity to catch up, hang out and enjoy a post WOD BBQ.
– Bring something of your own to toss on the grill, if you like.
– Bring a Side item – there are some great cooks in the group:)
– Make sure to bring a chair! besides for the boxes we have.
See you there!
The MURPH hero story.
- Michael P. Murphy
United States Navy (SEAL)
May 7, 1976 – June 28, 2005
- Michael P. Murphy (SEAL) was the officer-in-charge of a four-man SEAL element in support of Operation Red Wings, tasked with finding a key anti-coalition militia commander near Asadabad, Afghanistan. Shortly after inserting into the objective area, the SEALs were spotted by three goat herders who were initially detained and then released. It is believed the goat herders immediately reported the SEALs’ presence to Taliban fighters.
A fierce gun battle ensued on the steep face of the mountain between the SEALs and a much larger enemy force. Despite the intensity of the firefight and suffering grave gunshot wounds himself, Murphy is credited with risking his own life to save the lives of his teammates. Murphy, intent on making contact with headquarters, but realizing this would be impossible in the extreme terrain where they were fighting, unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his own life moved into the open, where he could gain a better position to transmit a call to get help for his men.
Moving away from the protective mountain rocks, he knowingly exposed himself to increased enemy gunfire. This deliberate and heroic act deprived him of cover and made him a target for the enemy. While continuing to be fired upon, Murphy made contact with the SOF Quick Reaction Force at Bagram Air Base and requested assistance. He calmly provided his unit’s location and the size of the enemy force while requesting immediate support for his team. At one point, he was shot in the
back causing him to drop the transmitter. Murphy picked it back up, completed the call and continued firing at the enemy who was closing in. Severely wounded, LT. Murphy returned to his cover position with his men and continued the battle.
- Murphy fought on, allowing one member of his team (Marcus Luttrell) to escape, before he was killed. For his selfless actions, LT. Michael Murphy was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on October 27, 2007. We honor his sacrifice and memory though The Murph Challenge. Find out more about Michael Murphy at the Memorial Foundation created in his name.