NEWS--Saturday--Kettlebells For Warriors

Saturday 11-12-11 we will be participating in a Fundraiser WOD called Kettlebells for Warriors
"The Kettlebells for Warriors Workout of the Day (KFW WOD) is an effort to bring attention to the needs of our brave men and women serving in the armed services, our Wounded Warriors, and our Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. The WOD that is going to be executed on November 12th, 2011 is dedicated to SFC Leroy A. Petry, U.S. Army (see below). Individuals will be performing this WOD throughout the day around the world to honor the sacrifices that have been, and continue to be made, by our warriors."

If you make a $20 donation you will receive a t-shirt and one year subscription to the CrossFit Journal. (Donations are optional-You do not need to make a donation to participate)

Wondering what the WOD will be? You'll just have to show up to find out. See you Saturday for a good workout benefiting a great cause.

Sergeant First Class Leroy A. Petry’s Medal of Honor Citation

"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call
of duty: Staff Sergeant Leroy A. Petry distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and
intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action with an armed
enemy in th
e vicinity of Paktya Province, Afghanistan, on May 26, 2008. As a Weapons
Squad Leader with D Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Staff Sergeant
Petry moved to clear the courtyard of a house that potentially contained
high-value
combatants. While crossing the courtyard, Staff Sergeant Petry and
another Ranger
were engaged and wounded by automatic weapons fire from enemy fight
ers. Still under
enemy fire, and wounded in both legs, Staff Sergeant Petry led the other Ranger to
cover. He then reported the situation and engaged the enemy with a hand grenade,
providing suppression as another Ranger moved to his position. The enemy quickly
responded by maneuvering closer and throwing grenades. The first grenade explosion
knocked his two fellow Rangers to the ground and wounded both with shrapnel. A
second grenade then landed only a few feet away from them. Instantly realizing the
danger, Staff Sergeant Petry, unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his safety,
deliberately and selflessly moved forward, picked up the grenade, and in an effort to
clear the immediate threat, threw the grenade away from his fellow Rangers. As he was
releasing the grenade it detonated, amputating his right hand at the wrist and further
injuring him with multiple shrapnel wounds. Although picking up and throwing the live
grenade grievously wounded Staff Sergeant Petry, his gallant act undeniably saved his
fellow Rangers from being severely wounded or killed. Despite the severity of his
wounds, Staff Sergeant Petry continued to maintain the presence of mind to place a
tourniquet on his right wrist before communicating the situation by radio in order to
coordinate support for himself and his fellow wounded Rangers. Staff Sergeant Petry's
extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of
military service, and reflect great credit upon himself, 75th Ranger Regiment, and the
United States Army.
"