DRAYTON

James A. ‘Earl’ Drayton was one of nine Charleston firefighters killed June 18‚ 2007‚ in a fire at the Sofa Super Store. A 32-year veteran firefighter‚ Earl was the most experienced of the Charleston Nine and was well known to generations of Charleston firefighters. Sometimes called ‘Squirrel‚’ because it rhymed with his name‚ he was assigned to Station #19 in West Ashley. He only wanted to fight fire and loved to help people in any way he could.Following graduation from C.A. Brown High School‚ Earl served eight years in the Marine Corps.

Known as ‘Cool Earl‚’ he had a quiet‚ soft-spoken confidence and was known as a sharp dresser who kept his black Chrysler in immaculate condition. He had a habit of jangling loose change in his pocket when he talked. Earl was very patient. His interests included cooking‚ crabbing‚ vacationing on cruise ships‚ fixing things‚ working on cars‚ listening to James Brown‚ dancing‚ and being around children. He was a stagehand for local theatre groups‚ painting scenes and building sets for countless performances.

Earl is survived by his wife‚ three children‚ five stepchildren‚ his mother‚ siblings‚ and extended family. He loved being home with his family. He believed in supporting and giving his wife the best. He was a good father.

DATE: 28JUN22

WEATHER: HOT

PAX: MINIVAN(R), BARTMAN(R), SPAGHETTIO, CLANCEY(R), TUBBS, GATOR, BROWN SHORTS(DR), DRIP(R&DR), DIAMOND DAVE(R&DR), ENRON(DR), LASSIE(R&DR)

QIC: JUNIOR VARSITY

WARM-UP

11 MERKINS/10 SQUATS/25 LBC/10 TTT

MOSEY TO THE PAVILION

25 DIPS

MOSEY TO THE PARKING GARAGE

ESCALATOR 1, 2, 3

THERE ARE 15 CORNERS IN OUR PARKING GARAGE AND WE STOPPED AT EACH CORNER ESCALATING OUR REP COUNT.  THE FIRST SET WAS 1, THEN 1X2, THEN 1X3.  IT WENT UP ACCORDINGLY.

1ST CORNER – 1 BURPEE, 2 (2 COUNT) FLUTTER KICKS, 3 OHC (SC) RUN TO 2ND

2ND CORNER – 2 BURPEES, 4 FLUTTERS, 6 OHC REV RUN TO 3RD

3RD – 3, 6, 9 BEAR CRAWL TO 4

4TH – 4, 8, 12 RUN TO 5

5TH – 5, 10, 15 RUN TO 6

6TH – 6, 12, 18 REV RUN TO 7

7TH – 7, 14, 21 BC TO 8

8TH – 8, 16, 24 RUN TO 9

9TH – 9, 18, 27 RUN TO 10

10TH – 10, 20, 30 REV TO 11

11TH – 11, 22, 33 BC TO 12

12TH – 12, 24, 36 RUN TO 13

13TH – 13, 26, 39 RUN TO 14

14TH – 14, 28, 42 REV TO 15

15TH – 15, 30, 45 RUN DOWN

THE PARKING GARAGE IS UNFORGIVING IN THE HUMID AND HOT SUMMER. MINIVAN THREATENED A MUTINY ENROUTE AS HE KNEW WHERE WE WERE GOING. ONE OF OUR VISITORS PREFERRED SSH TO OHC SO THE COLLECTIVE GROUP SWITCHED. THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY IN THE GARAGE PROBABLY HAD MORE IMPACT THAN ANY OF THE EXERCISES TODAY. SOLID WORK MEN.

LAST PAX UP RUN BACK TO THE SF

10 BIG BOYS/20 FLUTTER KICKS/LITTLE MAN IN THE BOAT HAND FLUTTER FOR 1 MIN

ENDEX

COT

GREAT TO HAVE SO MANY VISITORS AND WELCOME BACK TO MANY. TWO PAX WHO WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL TOGETHER, HAD NO IDEA THEY WERE COMING TO WORK OUT AT F3HILTON HEAD TODAY, NOR HAD THEY TALKED IN A VERY LONG TIME. ONE LIVES IN SEOUL, KOREA. IT’S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL…

THANKS FOR EACH DAY AND FOR THOSE THAT MAKE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE IN SERVICE TO THEIR COMMUNITY, FAMILIES AND COUNTRY. PRAYERS FOR AUSTIN ALDRIDGE’S FAMILY. HE WAS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY IN SPARTANBURG, SC AND LEFT BEHIND A PREGANT WIFE.

ONLY GOD KNOWS WHAT IS IN STORE FOR US AND WHAT HIS INTENTIONS ARE.

“we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance character; and character, hope.” Romans 5:3-4

SYITG,

JV

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