On May 12, 2007 an observation post comprised of 7 US Soldiers and 1 Iraqi were ambushed in the “Triangle of Death” in Iraq. Alexander Ramon Jimenez, 25, was captured, missing and his remains were found almost a year after the event. He was in Charlie Company/4-31/10th Mountain Division with YHC on his first deployment to Iraq in 2005. He had since moved to Delta Company and I had moved out back to the civilian world, not making this deployment with the Battalion. While I did not know SPC Jimenez very well, I knew him to be a respected Soldier and endearing friend. RIP Brother!
WEATHER: 43 DEGREES, 0 WIND AND 0 PRECIPITATION
PAX: HOUNDDOG (VISITOR), MINIVAN (R), SPAULDING (R), SPAGHETTIO, NAENAE, CHUMBUCKET, TUBBS, GECKO (R2), BRUTUS, BIGAL
QIC: JUNIOR VARSITY
25 SSH/10 MERKINS/25 LBC’S/10 TTT
WE KNOCKED OUT A SOLID TABATA WORKOUT THIS AM TO SOME “FIGHTING MUSIC” AS NAENAE CALLED IT. BRUTUS CONFUSED RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE WITH LIMP BIZKIT AND MINIVAN WASN’T QUITE SURE WHAT THE HECK HE WAS LISTENING TO. #NORUNNINGTODAY
20 SEC’S OF WORK/10 SEC’S OF REST-DURING EACH CIRCUIT WE ROTATED THROUGH 4 EXERCISES AND DID 4 SETS
FLUTTER KICKS/BIG BOYS/HAMMERS/CRUNCHY FROGS
LUNGE X 1 MINUTE
MERKINS – REGULAR/CLOSE GRIP/WIDE ARM/DERKIN
LUNGE X 1 MINUTE
HIGH PLANK/SIDE PLANK LEFT ARM UP/SIDE PLANK RIGHT ARM UP/LOW PLANK
1 MINUTE HIGH PLANK
BURPEES/SEAL JACKS/DIPS/PLANK JACKS
YHC IS PLEDGING TO COMMEMORATE A FALLEN SOLDIER, AIRMEN, MARINE, LEO OR SEAMEN AT EVERY Q THIS YEAR TO REMIND US ALL HOW GOOD WE HAVE IT. WHEN YOU’RE FEELING DOWN ABOUT YOUR DAY OR WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO, REMEMBER THERE ARE MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE DIED, MANY VOLUNTARILY, TO SUPPORT THAT DREAM YOUR CHASING, THAT WALK IN THE PARK OR THE ABILITY TO MAKE THE DECISION YOU’RE FACING. SPC JIMENEZ AND THOSE LIKE HIM WOULD JUMP AT THE CHANCE TO HAVE ONE MORE MORNING WORKOUT, ONE MORE EXTRA REQUEST FROM A CHILD OR A SPOUSE OR ONE MORE TRIP AROUND THE SUN. #NEVER FORGET AND NEVER TAKE LIFE FOR GRANTED.
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STANDBY FOR 2ND F EVENTS FOR TYC FROM OUR OWN SPAULDING.