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08.16.2016

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Mckenna, Glover“Greater love hath no one than this; that they lay down their life for their friends.”

“MCKENNA & GLOVER”
2 Rounds for time
10 x Power Cleans (165/110lbs)
50 x Overhead Walking Lunges (45/25lbs)
50 x Double-unders
8 x Power Cleans (165/110lbs)
40 x Overhead Walking Lunges (45/25lbs)
40 x Double-unders
6 x Power Cleans (165/110lbs)
30 x Overhead Walking Lunges (45/25lbs)
30 x Double-unders
4 x Power Cleans (165/110lbs)
20 x Overhead Walking Lunges (45/25lbs)
20 x Double-unders
2 x Power Cleans (165/110lbs)
10 x Overhead Walking Lunges (45/25lbs)
10 x Double-unders

Notes: Each round is comprised of the entire workload shown above (total per round = 30 x Power Cleans, 150 x Double-unders, and 150 x Overhead Walking Lunges).
Scaled HERO WOD substitutions: Power Cleans @ 115 and 75lbs respectively, 1:1 for Doubles to Singles (this is specific to this WOD only), and unweighted walking lunges. The objective time limit gives additional incentive to move expeditiously through this challenging evolution.

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Thank you to all those who participate with us today in remembering the tragic sacrifice these two heroes made on this day in 2006…

  “Captain John McKenna in command of a Marine foot patrol in Fallujah, were ambushed with sniper and small arms fire by Mujihadeen insurgent fighters. During the attack’s commencement Lance Corporal Michael Glover, who was the point man for the patrol and had just reached the opposite corner of an intersection was struck by enemy sniper fire and lay mortally wounded on the ground. Capt McKenna immediately called for his men to throw smoke grenades around LCpl. Glover to conceal and obscure him from incoming rounds. Captain McKenna ordered his men to maintain their defensive positions and establish cover as he sprinted into the cloud of smoke in order to aid LCpl. Glover. As Captain McKenna was dragging LCpl. Glover to safety a sniper round hit him in the head, killing him instantly.
  Captain John McKenna received the Silver Star for his incredible actions that day. Ignoring his own imminent peril from heavy incoming fire, Captain McKenna ran into the intersection in an effort to save his Marine. While exposed to enemy fire he calmly knelt next to the stricken Marine, assessing his condition. Captain McKenna began dragging LCpl Glover towards cover and a Corpsman’s aid; he was killed before he could make it to safety.”

LANCE CORPORAL GLOVER: NY Times Article found HERE.
CAPTAIN MCKENNA: Memorial Article found HERE.

Samy Daghir

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