August 9, 2012

Day 4: Theo & Tasker

“He used to joke that Theo was impossible to restrain but I would say the same about Lance Corporal Liam Tasker. At the most hazardous phase of an advance, he would be at the point of the spear, badgering to get even further forward and work his dog. He met his fate in just such a situation – leading the way that we might be safe.”

Theo had found a record 14 Improvised Explosive Devices in the first five months of his Afghanistan tour. Many soldiers on patrol believe the sniper who killed Liam was trying to also kill Theo in order to prevent discovery of a cache of weapons. Cpl Tasker was killed in a firefight with insurgents on March 1, 2011. Theo died hours later from a seizure. Theo died of a broken heart.

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    Matt August 9, 2012 Reply

    Oh man! You gotta fight for reps today! Consider the tragedy, a very good man and dog, the fearlessness, the devotion…and keep fighting for reps. Every time around, glimpse the board to remind you…

    “What will survive of us is love.” Philip Larkin “An Arundel Tomb”

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    Weesa August 9, 2012 Reply

    MD you are SOOO right. On the third round while I was completely face, chest, and belly to the floor on bur pee, I glanced up and saw Theo and Tasker and some how dug deep to get some more reps in. It was truly a fight but you can do it!

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    Lenny August 9, 2012 Reply

    That workout was Ruff like Dog! That was a tough one but thinking about the service of Theo and LC Liam Tasker made it worth the pain! HW Rocks! Leave it all out there on the CF gym floor!

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