Backblast – The Murph –
Memorial Day Monday 5/28/18
Pax: Dean, Tenderfoot, Thin Mint, Gilmore, Lucky Charms, Tarde, Cube, Crankbait, Sludge, Flounder, Fannypack, Mulligan, Pacer, Kryptonite, Dr. Evil, Blue Hen, Florida, Checkbook, Crawdaddy
19 reverent Pax gathered under threatening skies to carry the lightest of weights in remembrance of Memorial Day and to complete the annual “Murph” workout. A brief welcome was offered as well as a short overview of the plan to complete the workout. Pax then reflected on the workout’s namesake CMoH award recipient Lt. Michael Murphy (SEAL) U.S. Navy, who gave is life to make a distress call to save the members of his team during Operation Red Wings June 2005. Heeding the call, a rescue helicopter was dispatched to rescue Murphy and his team. That Chinook chopper manned by the elite US Army Night Stalker Special Forces helicopter unit with a full cadre of SEALS aboard was hit by enemy fire upon approach and all aboard died.
Each of the PAX was asked to pull a name of one of the fallen and carry it with them while completing The Murph.
15 SSH (IC), 15 Imperial Walkers, 15 Chinooks – tip of the hat to the fallen aircraft
The Thang: – Murph
1 mile run – to sign near post office and back
100 Pull ups – 200 Merkins – 300 Squats
1 mile run
Pax then mosey’d to the flag pole for the Pledge of allegiance. and gathered for Mary
Mary: 19 American Hammers, 22 Merkins
Pax then completed name o rama adding the name of the fallen with theirs and adding much respect.
SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Lt. (SEAL) Michael P. Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y.
Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class (SEAL) Matthew G. Axelson, 29, of Cupertino, Calif.
Machinist Mate 2nd Class (SEAL) Eric S. Patton, 22, of Boulder City, Nev.
Senior Chief Information Systems Technician (SEAL) Daniel R. Healy, 36, of Exeter, N.H.
Quartermaster 2nd Class (SEAL) James Suh, 28, of Deerfield Beach, Fla.
SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 2, Virginia Beach, Va.
Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class (SEAL) Danny P. Dietz, 25, of Littleton, Colo.
SEAL Team 10, Virginia Beach, Va.
Chief Fire Controlman (SEAL) Jacques J. Fontan, 36, of New Orleans, La.
Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Erik S. Kristensen, 33, of San Diego, Calif.
Electronics Technician 1st Class (SEAL) Jeffery A. Lucas, 33, of Corbett, Ore.
Lt. (SEAL) Michael M. McGreevy Jr., 30, of Portville, N.Y.
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (SEAL) Jeffrey S. Taylor, 30, of Midway, W.Va.
Army Night Stalkers
3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Air Field, Ga.
Staff Sgt. Shamus O. Goare, 29, of Danville, Ohio.
Chief Warrant Officer Corey J. Goodnature, 35, of Clarks Grove, Minn.
Sgt. Kip A. Jacoby, 21, of Pompano Beach, Fla.
Sgt. 1st Class Marcus V. Muralles, 33, of Shelbyville, Ind.
Maj. Stephen C. Reich, 34, of Washington Depot, Conn.
Sgt. 1st Class Michael L. Russell, 31, of Stafford, Va.
Chief Warrant Officer Chris J. Scherkenbach, 40, of Jacksonville, Fla.
HQ Company, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.
Master Sgt. James W. Ponder III, 36, of Franklin, Tenn.
Picture includes the “lone survivor” Marcus Lutrell (top row second from right).
Gilmore led us out.
Always an honor – Crawdaddy
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