Hero WOD - Indy 08

Buy-In or Cash Out: 2,013 meter Row

AMRAP in 30 minutes

4 Toes-to-Bars / 8 Knee Raises

4 Burpees

27 Wall Ball Shots (20/14 lb)


27 DB thruster (35/15)

Each round switch.

Background: This workout is dedicated to the four crew members on board the MC-12W, tail number 09-0676 aircraft that crashed while on a combat intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) mission on April 27, 2013.

The crew members were the Mishap Mission Commander (MMC), Mishap Pilot (MP), Mishap Sensor Operator (MSO), and Mishap Tactical Systems Operator (MTSO). The four airmen were killed on impact and the Mishap Aircraft (MA) was destroyed.

The crew and MA were deployed to the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, 451st Air Expeditionary Wing, KAF, Afghanistan. The MA, callsign Independence 08, departed KAF at 1157L and entered orbit at 1229L. The MA encountered deteriorating weather in the orbit and was climbing from 20,000 to 23,000 feet mean sea level (MSL) at 1241L to fly above the weather when the mishap occurred. In addition, the crew had found an enemy combatant and was in the process of adjusting their orbit to enhance mission success.

Killed during the mission were Captains Capt. Brandon L. Cyr, of Woodbridge, Va. and Reid K. Nishizuka, of Lailua, Hawaii; Staff Sgt. Richard A. Dickson, of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; and Staff Sgt. Daniel N. Fannin, of Morehead, Ky.

The workout was designed by Michael Jones @oldfitsarge, CF-L1.

The rep scheme signifies:

– 2,013 meter for the year of the incident

– 4 reps for each of the crew member and the month of the incident

– 27 reps for the day of the crash.

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