“Andre Fletcher”

555 Fitness Hero WOD

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  • 5 Rounds for Time
  • 21 Deadlifts (65/45 lb)
  • 15 Cleans (85/65 lb)
  • 9 Push Presses (105/85 lb)

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This Firefighter Hero WOD is dedicated to Andre Fletcher, FDNY, Rescue 5, who was killed on September 11, 2001.
As Zakary Fletcher edged through backed-up rush hour traffic on his way to downtown Manhattan on Sept.11, columns of gray smoke rising from the skyline caught his eye. Instinctively, the off-duty firefighter called his twin brother on his two-way cell.

"Andre, do you know anything about a job [a fire] that's happening in the city?"

Zakary recalled his brother's response: "Where are you, under a rock or something? Turn on your radio. Two planes have hit the World Trade Center."

Andre Fletcher, a member of Rescue Co. 5 on Staten Island, had just crossed the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on his way to the blazing lower Manhattan towers. "Be careful," Zakary told him. "I know you rescue guys think you're such hotshots. I'll see you at the job."

Zakary never saw or heard from his brother again. Andre and unconfirmed numbers of his fellow Rescue Co. 5 unit are still unaccounted for.
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