31 Heroes

31 Heroes, RIP Never Forgotten

Warm Up and Mobility

Partner Workout

“31 Heroes”
As Many Reps as Possible (AMRAP) in 31 minutes
With a Partner
8 Thrusters (155/105 lbs)
6 Rope Climbs (15 ft)
11 Box Jumps (30/24 in)

Partner 1 performs the workout listed above. Partner 2 runs 400 meters with a sandbag (45/25 lbs). When Partner 2 returns from the run, Partner 1 will grab the sandbag, and begin their 400 meter run, while Partner 2 continues the workout where Partner 1 left off.

RIP, Never Forgotten

31 Heroes

On August 6, 2011, a tragedy shook the military community and Americans everywhere. In a single instance, America lost 30 military service members, many of whom were members of the Navy SEAL community—and one military K9– when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, call sign Extortion 17, was downed in Afghanistan.
They’ve left behind more than just memories. They’ve given us a legacy to honor. Together, we can ensure the mission to honor the fallen lives on and veterans are not forgotten when they return home.

The Heroes

On August 6th, 2011, 31 of America’s bravest warriors gave their lives in defense of our freedom. These men were sons, brothers, husbands, fathers, and friends. Not only do we thank them for their service and sacrifice, but we thank those that love them for the sacrifice they have made as well. Alexander J Bennett, Sgt. Darrik C Benson, PO1 SEAL Brian R Bill, CPO SEAL John W Brown, Tech Sgt., USAF PJ Christopher G. Campbell, PO1 SEAL David R Carter, CWO4 Jared W Day, Information Systems Technician PO1 John “Jet Li” Douangdara, Master at Arms 1st Class Spencer C Duncan, Spc. John W Faas, CPO SEAL Patrick D Hamburger, Staff Sgt. Andrew W Harvell, Staff Sgt., USAF CCT Kevin A Houston, CPO SEAL Jonas B Kelsall, Lt CMDR SEAL Louis “Lou” J Langlais, Master Chief SEAL Matthew D Mason, CPO SEAL Steven “Matt” M Mills, CPO SEAL Bryan J Nichols, CWO2 Nicholas H Null, CPO EOD Jesse D Pittman, PO1 SEAL Thomas A Ratzlaff, Senior Chief SEAL Robert J Reeves, CPO SEAL Heath M Robinson, CPO SEAL Nicholas P Spehar, PO2 SEAL Michael J Strange, Cryptologist Technician PO1 Jon “JT” T Tumilson, PO1 SEAL Aaron C Vaughn, PO1 SEAL Kraig M Vickers, Senior Chief EOD Jason R Workman, CPO SEAL Daniel L Zerbe, Tech Sgt., USAF PJ Bart, K-9 The 31 Americans were not the only ones that died as heroes that day. We cannot forget the sacrifice of our Afghan comrades. Seven Afghan commandos and one Afghan interpreter were also killed in action and we cannot look past their sacrifice. They too are heroes and we thank them and honor them and their families.

This WOD was created specifically to honor the 30 men and one dog that gave their lives for our country on August 6, 2011. It is 31 minutes long—one minute in remembrance of each hero. The rep scheme is 8-6-11—the date of their ultimate sacrifice. Finally, this is a partner WOD. The men who gave their lives were from multiple branches of our military, working together as a team. In the workout you and your team member will constantly be taking the load from each other providing much needed support and relief. We realize that no physical sacrifice made during a workout can come close to the sacrifice our brave heroes made, but we consider this WOD a CrossFitters “moment of silence.” This is how we can honor those that gave all in the name of freedom.

More about 31 Heroes and the 31 Heroes Organization: https://www.31heroes.org/wod/