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Memorial Day Murph at FAST!

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Memorial Day is coming up FAST, and we are excited to officially announce we are yet again partaking in Memorial Day Murph! This event and workout are to honor Lt. Michael P. Murphy and those who died serving during Operation Red-Wing in the Iraq War. In addition to an awesome community gathering, we are promoting the Murph Foundation which raises funds for Scholarship opportunities (Follow the link to learn more).
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FAST Hosts “Murph” in 2015, officially welcoming Coach Nate to his first workout at elevation…
We will be starting heats of 8-12 athletes at 8:00am on May 3rd and sticking around until all athletes are finished. We will have Rx’d and Scaled Divisions as well as a Beginner Variation for ANYONE you’d like to bring to this awesome community event. Following the event, the community will be gathering for a Memorial Day BBQ in which the details will be released very soon! For more information or sign-up, head over to our Facebook Event Page OR to the official Murph Challenge Website.
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LT. Michael P. Murphy
United States Navy (SEAL)
May 7, 1976 – June 28, 2005

LT. 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.

LT. 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.