On 6 August 2011, a CH-47 Chinook military helicopter, was shot down while transporting a quick reaction force sent to reinforce an engaged unit of Army Rangers in Afghanistan.
The crash killed all 38 people on board. 25 American special operations personnel, five United States Army National Guard and Army Reserve crewmen, seven Afghan commandos, and one Afghan interpreter—as well as a U.S. military working dog. It was the worst loss of U.S. Military life in a single incident in the Afghanistan campaign to date.
The world of Crossfit comes together annually to honor the victims of this crash and help fund by participating in a workout called the 31 Heroes WOD.
I love supporting those who support our military.
I brought the camera out to two local Crossfit boxes for their 31 Heroes WOD today, to grab some imagery.
I performed the WOD at Crossfit Recourse and after scraping myself off the floor from that, was invited over to Crossfit Webster to help capture their event. It was a good morning remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
We put all of the pictures up on our Facebook Page for participants to share.