As we do frequently, today we did a Hero WOD for our WOD at the box. We did the CrossFit WOD “Ricky” which consisted of:
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
75 pound dumbbell Deadlift, 5 reps
135 pound Push-press, 8 reps
However, today’s Hero WOD was special in that one of our members actually served, and was best friends with the Hero who the WOD honored!
U.S. Army Sergeant William “Ricky” Rudd, 27, of Madisonville, Kentucky, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, based in Fort Benning, Georgia, died on October 5, 2008, from wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire while on a combat patrol in Mosul, Iraq. He is survived by his father William, stepmother Barbara Rudd, step brother Josh, mother Pamela Lam, and sister Elizabeth. Our member, who served with Ricky said he was someone who would do anything for you and had a thick southern accent for which he was often made fun of for. Ricky lost his life clearing a house leading the charge up a stair case.
It is at times like these that I am reminded GRATEFUL I AM to have such an AWESOME “job” which allows me to be able to do things like this and honor our fallen heroes as part of it! THANK YOU for that opportunity and for our fallen heroes and their families!
For those of you who completed the WOD what did you think?
U.S. Army Sergeant William “Ricky” Rudd