It’s almost Memorial Day 2023. In the HardWodder, Fitness, and Do Hard Things communities, that means “MURPH” is just around the corner.
This shirt is designed with the idea that sacrifice should be honored… and in this operation, 19 men were claimed from the Seal Teams and the Army Night Stalkers.
As you remember Red Wings and enjoy wearing The 9th Annual Murph Design, remember why we do what we do in the gym, in life, and inside our own heads. We’re here, not to be victims, but to take charge of our existence and challenge ourselves and each other to rise and bring forth our best.
That’s what Michael Murphy did in an attempt to save his team… and, if we can bring a modicum of that same determination to our own lives, we will each be better for it.
Mission Brief: On June 28, 2005, three of four SEALS on the ground (Murphy, Dietz, Axelson) were killed during combat operations in support of Operation Red Wings. On the same day, a QRF of eight Navy SEALs and 8 Army Night Stalkers were also killed when the MH-47 helicopter that they were aboard was shot down by enemy fire in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province.
Lt. (SEAL) Michael Murphy was posthumously awarded the Medal Of Honor for his actions during Operation Red Wings. And, we remember his name…
Yet, Red Wings claimed 19 lives, they are commemorated, along with “Murph” on this years edition of the shirt you have to be in for the upcoming WOD this Memorial Day.
2023 Updates Include:
The Verse: “No greater love hath any man, than to lay down his life for others.”
The Sleeve Patch: Notes the movements and rep scheme of “Body Armor”, along with the Stars and Bars.
The SEAL Bone Frog Logo and the Battlefield Cross designed to represent all 19 lives lost.
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