“The Fuhrmannator”

TCB CrossFit Hero WOD by Rick Ellis

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  • 6 Rounds for Time
  • 100 meter Run
  • 5 Burpees
  • 10 Kettlebell Swings (53/35 lb)
  • 15 Deadlifts (95/65 lb)
  • 20 Back Squats (95/65 lb)

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Background: Dedicated to Specialist Ray Michael Fuhrmann, II, United States Army, who died 18 Aug 2005 in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV following a mine assessing mission.

"As a medic, Ray M. Fuhrmann II probably saved more lives in Iraq over the three years than most emergency room doctors. “Ray saved everybody — Iraqis, soldiers, anybody. He didn’t care,” said his wife, Tylea. “He even tried to go to the Iraqi hospitals to help people who were wounded.”"

SPC Fuhrmann was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 3d Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3d Infantry Division, during combat operations in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, on 22 March 2005, in Iraq. On that date, Specialist Fuhrmann's unit came under enemy fire near Samarra, Iraq. Several Iraqi Army commandos fell and lay exposed in a field between the opponents. Without regard for his safety, Specialist Fuhrmann braved extremely heavy enemy fire and went to the Iraqis to treat their wounds. As he treated the wounded, he also fired his rifle and pistol to support his unit's counterattack. When he ran out of ammunition, he seized one of the wounded Iraqis' rifles and continued to fire in support of the assault and to protect the wounded. Specialist Fuhrmann's actions during the firefight saved the lives of six Iraqi commandos and helped prevail over the enemy.

This "The Fuhrmannator" Hero WOD was created by Ray's friend and fellow serviceman, Darrin Seamster, of TCB CrossFit (Columbia, South Carolina, USA).
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