I usually don’t post training of Sunday but today is the 10 yr anniversary of “Operation Red Wings”.
In a 2 man Swimbuddy team, perform AMRAP in 20:05 of:
- 6 Burpees
- 2 Clean & Jerk (165 / 105)
- 8 Deadlift (165 / 105)
In alternating sequence, 1 athlete will perform flutter kicks while the other athlete completes a round of work.
This is a tribute WOD for the members of “Operation Red Wings” who gave their lives on a daring mission to reinforce a four man Seal team. Among that team was CFJC’s Cheri Skop’s brother, Jacques Fontan.
Jacques Fontan was one of 16 troops killed when a MH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan on June 28. They were on a daring night mission to reinforce a four- man SEAL reconnaissance squad that had been ambushed in 10,000-foot mountainous terrain.
Fontan, seven other SEALs, and eight Army commandos died in their heroic attempt to rescue their fellow SEALs. LT Michael Murphy, Matthew Axelson, and Danny Dietz fought on courageously, providing protective fire for their fourth squad member to escape, before they were killed in the fierce firefight by overwhelming Taliban forces.
A total of 11 SEALs died that day in the Global War against Terror. It was the biggest single loss of life for Naval Special Warfare forces since World War II. To a man, these SEALs embodied the Navy’s core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment, and took care of their teammates to the end.
Jacques Fontan is remembered with the greatest respect and gratitude by his fellow SEALs, the Navy, and our nation.