“Maltz”

Hero WOD

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  • For Time
  • 400 meter Run
  • 50 Pull-Ups
  • 100 meter Farmer's Carry (2x50/2x25 lb)
  • 50 Dips
  • 100 Push-Ups
  • 50 Knees-to-Elbows
  • 100 Sit-Ups
  • 400 meter Run

Scaling

“Half Maltz”
200 meter Run
25 Pull-Ups
50 meter Farmer’s Carry (2×50/2×25 lb)
25 Dips
50 Push-Ups
25 Knees-to-Elbows
50 Sit-Ups
200 meter Run

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namesake photo
This Hero WOD is dedicated to MSgt Mike Maltz, 42, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga, who died March 23, 2003 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. He was killed in a HH-60G Pave Hawk crash in Afghanistan.

Maltz was born in Mineola on Long Island, NY 19 September 1960, where he attended Half Hollow Hills High School and graduated in 1978. In August of that same year he enlisted in the Air Force and upon completion of BMT and Technical School, he was assigned to the 1931 Communications Group, Elmendorf AFB, AK as an apprentice cable splicer. In December of 1985, he was reassigned to the 1827th Electronics Installation Squadron, Kelly AFB, TX. It was during this period that he was recognized as “one of the finest” by his Commander for this extreme dedication and tireless work ethic.

Mike cross-trained into Pararescue in December of 1985. He successfully completed the demanding PJ indoctrination Course, Army Special Forces Underwater Combat Divers Course, Army Airborne Parachute Course, Air Force Survival School, and the Pararescue Recovery Specialist Course. Mike was awarded his maroon beret and selected as the class Honor Graduate for his superb leadership qualities and academic excellence. From December 1985 through November 1989, Mike was assigned to the 55th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron and the 1730th Pararescue Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, FL.

While assigned, Mike participated in mountain rescue training in Dahlonega, GA and Project Denali. His physical ability led to his selection to represent the unit of the March 1989 summit climb of Mt. McKinley. Additionally, he was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for outstanding achievement near Addis Ababa for search and subsequent recovery of Congressman Mickey Leland and delegation involved in an aircraft crash while on a humanitarian mission to Ethiopia. From November 1989 thru March 1991, Mike was assigned to the 1730th Pararescue Squadron and 71st Rescue Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, AK. There, he received yet another Air Force Commendation Medal for the rescue of two German climbers stranded at 20,000 ft on Mt McKinley, suffering from severe hypothermia and cerebral edema. Also during this timeframe, he was one of eight climbers to summit Mt. McKinley at 20,320 Ft.

On 21 March 2001, he was assigned to the newly reactivated 38th Rescue Squadron, Moody AFB, GA. Here, Mike was handpicked as the first Joint Search and Rescue Center Pararescue representative in Southwest Asia and performed superbly as an advocate for combat rescue operations. While deployed, he was primary jumpmaster and instructor on 25 critical upgrade training flights and provided emergency medical treatment during a car accident near the coalition compound, successfully treating two OSI agents and two Saudi nationals.

He is survived by his sons Kyle and Cody: his dad, John Maltz: his sister, Terri M. Strippoli: and his brothers Derek and Richard Maltz.
Scoring : For Time
Category : The Heroes