On Nov. 5 at 1:34 p.m., a terrorist named Major Nidal Hasan attacked fellow soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood, Texas. When the shooting ended, he had killed 12 soldiers and 1 civilian and wounded 43 others.
Spc. Frederick Greene, 29, of Mountain City, Tennessee, Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, 19, of West Jordan, Utah, Pfc. Michael Pearson, 22, of Bolingbrook, Illinois, and Spc. Kham Xiong, 23, of St. Paul, Minnesota, along with eleven of the wounded were active CrossFitters in the 20th Engineer Battalion, home to Lumberjack CrossFit.
This workout, which took place on Saturday, December 5th, 2009, was in honor of these soldiers, one month after the murderous rampage. Affiliates and CrossFit athletes around the world worked out together in support of the families of the fallen.
This two-part video by CrossFit Again Faster is from the event that took place at Fort Hood on that Saturday. Part 1 has interviews with Captain Jim Pence and Lt. Col. Pete Andrysiak. Part 2 has an interview with Major Donald Clarkson of Centurion CrossFit.
We are asking the CrossFit community to make donations in honor of these soldiers at cflumberjack.org.