Fitzgerald HeroWOD

About the event

Please register on the Strongest Site in the link . https://compete.strongest.com/competitions/fitzgeraldherowod/

For your registration, you will receive a WarriorWOD T-Shirt.  Additionally, you will donate to WarriorWOD’s programs, prioritizing exercise and nutrition as prescriptions for veterans’ recovery from Post Traumatic Stress and other invisible wounds.

In honor of 2ndLt Almar Fitzgerald and all our nation’s heroes, CrossFit boxes and gyms nationwide will host the Booth HeroWOD in October. All proceeds raised from this workout will benefit WarriorWOD programs that prioritize exercise and nutrition as a prescription for veterans’ recovery from Post Traumatic Stress.

Marine 2nd Lt. Almar Fitzgerald, a Lexington native, has died from injuries sustained in a weekend roadside bomb attack in Iraq, the Marine Corps confirmed Thursday.

Fitzgerald, a 2004 graduate of The Citadel, died Tuesday in a military hospital in Germany where he was being treated. He had been in Iraq about six months and was scheduled to return home in one month.

The Citadel says Fitzgerald is the 11th graduate to die in the war in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is the 35th service member from South Carolina to be killed, according to a count by The Associated Press.

“He felt like it was something he had always wanted to do,” said Maj. Ken Boes, a tactical officer on The Citadel staff who helped Fitzgerald get in Officer Candidate School. “He wanted to serve his country … and he wanted to challenge himself.”

During his senior year, Fitzgerald served as executive officer of Company M, 3rd Battalion and worked as a supervisor for a cadet-run phone bank soliciting donations for the state’s military college.

“He had such a contagious personality,” said Rachel Meuser, the college’s assistant director of annual giving. “He genuinely cared about people.”

Fitzgerald appeared in a documentary produced by Marine Corps Times called “Making of a Marine Officer” and spoke about the realities of military life. He told an interviewer about a table at the Basic School chow hall covered with photographs of Marines killed in battle.

“The purpose of that is to be basically a reality check,” he said in the interview. “This could be you in the next couple of months — just a picture.”

https://thefallen.militarytimes.com/marine-2nd-lt-almar-l-fitzgerald/1556672

 MINIMAL EQUIPMENT 
5 mile Ruck (20lbs/40lbs)
***This is a donation workout, feel free to modify as you need.

RX

  • 15 Minute AMRAP
  • 2 Bar Muscle Ups
  • 21 Double Unders
  • 6 Overhead Squats (95lbs/135lbs)

***This is a donation workout, feel free to modify as you need.

February 16, 2024 - February 26, 20245:00 am - 5:00 am Virtual United States, + Google Map WarriorWOD

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