CPT Benjamin Keating was killed in action while serving our country in the war against terror in Afghanistan. He died on 26 November 2006, at the young age of 27. Ben’s final rank was that of Captain. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star, Combat Action Badge and the Army Commendation Medal with “V” Device.
CPT Keating was the Commander of a remote outpost in Afghanistan’s Nuristan Province. He was directed to move a large truck back to a larger base. The mission was dangerous in more than the obvious ways. The vehicle was too large to traverse the mountain roads it used to get there. Rather than order the vehicle be moved and risk his Soldiers lives, more than he had to, he chose to drive the truck himself with a smaller vehicle as an escort. The vehicle proved to too large and heavy for one of the shoulders of the road and the truck went over a cliff killing CPT Keating in the wreckage.
QIC: JUNIOR VARSITY
PAX: SCHNITZEL (R), BARTMAN (R), NAENAE, HARDHAT, SPAULDING (R), SPAGHETTI-O
10 TTT/10 MERKINS/10 SQUATS/25 LBCs
MOSEY TO BLOCKS
MURDER BUNNY SUICIDES 4 SETS WITH 10M INTERVALS
MURDER BUNNY OUT/ 5 BURPEES/SPRINT BACK TO BASELINE AND THEN BACK TO BLOCK AND PICK UP BLOCK TO CONTINUE TO NEXT LINE WHILE DOING MURDER BUNNIES/5 BURPEES…UNTIL LAST SET
GRAB SOME BRICKS (2 PER PAX)
MOSEY TO STEPS
STOP ALONG THE WAY FOR SOME OHP AND PICK UP THE SIX
11’S TRI EXTENSIONS AND CURLS 10 REPS UP AND DOWN STAIRS/1 REP UP AND DOWN STAIRS…MOVING UP AND DOWN THE STAIRS WITH YOUR BRICKS
MOSEY TO HILL
100 OHP/50 SHOULDER RAISES
MOSEY BACK TO BLOCKS AND PICK UP A RIFLE CARRY ABOUT A QUARTER OF THE WAY OUT
50 REV CURLS
CLEAN UP THE COUPONS AND HEAD TO THE SF
PRAYERS FOR SPAGHETTI-O’S BROTHER, ELI, MARK BOND “EPOXY”
BRICKS AND BLOCKS ON THE MENU. IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH EFFORT TO WORK UP A SWEAT IN THIS HUMIDITY. THE FAST 11’S CREATED A LOT OF RUNNING STAIRS TODAY. EVERYONE PUSHED THEMSELVES HARD!