June 22, 2014

HW Day 1: Kyle Carpenter

Cpl Kyle Carpenter – On Nov. 21, 2010, Carpenter covered a grenade with his own body to save a fellow Marine. At the time, the two with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, were manning a rooftop post at the newly established Patrol Base Dakota in the Marjah district of Helmand province. He covered the grenade to save Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio. Eufrazio did not die, but sustained grave brain injuries from shrapnel, despite Carpenter’s sacrifice. When Marines turned Carpenter over, they saw that he had lost most of his jaw, fractured his right arm in more than 30 places, lost an eye and sustained a host of other grave injuries. They also found the grenade’s spoon squarely under his torso.Since Carpenter’s heroism in Afghanistan, followed by a remarkable recovery that included more than 30 surgeries, he has emerged as an inspirational figure who loves snow boarding, sky diving and endurance sports. He has appeared on several national TV shows, eventually completed a Marine Corps Marathon and begin an undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina this year.On June 19, 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Corporal William “Kyle” Carpenter, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret), the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry.

Workout: “Adam Brown”

  • 2 rounds
  • 21 deadlifts (245 lbs)
  • 42 double unders
  • 21 box jumps (24 inch box)
  • 21 wall ball  (20 pound ball)
  • 21 HSPU
  • 21 sit-ups
  • 21 SDHP

  • wicasa yatapika June 23, 2014 Reply

    As always, it was glad to be a small part of the Hero Week experience at CF! Thanks for the warm welcome and a chance to reconnect with some fine Phreaks on the black mat!! Stay true to the cause and stay strong thru the experience ahead this week. Hydrate, rest, recover and go get some! Be Well My Friends…

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      Gretchen Kaag June 30, 2014 Reply

      JJ, we are so happy that your schedule overlapped with Hero Week and we got a chance to be with you one more day. Safe travels, my friend!

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