Hero Week 2019


Published June 6, 2019


Hero Week 2019

May 20th - May 25th 

Justin

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Justin M. Hansen, 26, of Traverse City, Michigan--assigned to the 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina--died July 24, 2012, in Badghis Province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.

He is survived by his parents, Vickie Hayes and Richard Hansen; stepmother, Shawna Hansen; stepfather, Steven C. Cornell; sisters, Adrienne Russell, Morgan Compton and Veronica Compton; stepbrothers, Jeremy Borey and Adam Cornell; and stepsister, Jessica Borey.

White

U.S. Army First Lieutenant Ashley White, 24, of Alliance, OH, assigned to the 230th Brigade Support Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina National Guard, based in Goldsboro, NC, died on October 22, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked her unit with an improvised explosive device. 

She is survived by her husband Captain Jason Stumpf, her parents Robert and Deborah, brother Josh, and sister Brittney.

"White" was the first CrossFit female Hero WOD, first posted on crossfit.com as the workout of the day for Tuesday November 8, 2011

JT

In honor of Petty Officer 1st Class Jeff Taylor, 30, of Little Creek, VA, who was killed in Afghanistan June 28, 2005.

"JT" was CrossFit's very first hero WOD. The workout was originally posted on their website as the workout of the day for Wednesday, July 6, 2005 

Nutts

Dedicated to Lieutenant Andrew Richard Nuttall, 30, from the 1st Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (1 PPCLI), based in Edmonton, Alberta, serving as a member of the 1 PPCLI Battle Group who was killed by an improvised explosive device that detonated during a joint foot patrol near the village of Nakhonay in Panjwaii District, about 25 km southwest of Kandahar City on December 23, 2009. 

He is survived by his parents, Richard and Ethel Jane Nuttall.

"Nutts" is a popular choice for a Remembrance Day Hero WOD in the UK. The workout was first posted on the CrossFit Main Site as the workout of the day for Friday, May 28, 2010

DT

In honor of US Air Force SSgt Timothy P. Davis, 28, who was killed on Feburary, 20 2009 supporting operations in OEF when his vehicle was struck by an IED. 

Timothy was survived by his wife Megan and his son, T.J., who was one year old when he passed.

This Hero WOD was first posted on the crossfit.com main site as the workout of the day for Tuesday, April 14, 2009.

 

Murph

In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.

This workout was one of Mike's favorites and he'd named it "Body Armor". From here on it will be referred to as "Murph" in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.

Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you've got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.


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