2nd Annual Fallen Five Memorial Event

QIC: Italian Job and Catfish

Date: 07/13/2019

PAX: Fissure, Prosciutto, John Doe, Sunburn, Hobo, Steam, Sidekick, Dixie Chick, Vila, DNF, DuckTales, Skitch, Sunshine, Bloodhound, Three Skin, Candu, V-Squared, Mr. Clean, Rollback, Zohan, Exile, Whiz, Inseam, Mufasa, Fastlane, Ringwald, Cluso, Milkman, Back Pew, Doubtfire, Gut Check, Do-si-do, Hasbro, Bernie, FNG-Billy Blanks, FNG-Osteen, Bubbles, POS, Madoff, FNG-Frankenberry, Early Bird, Duggar, FNG-Echo, Mayhem, Lutefisk, J-Wow, Venus, Iron Butt, FNG-Judy

AO: The Dame


Humbling, Heartwrenching, and Humid


Circle Up in the lower parking lot

  • 20 SSH (IC)
  • 15 Imperial Walkers (IC)
  • 15 Merkins (IC)
  • 15 Low Slow Squats (IC)

Mosey up the hill to the flags

  • 10 LBCs (IC)
  • 15 Flutters (IC)
  • 15 Box Cutters (IC)
  • 30 American Hammers (IC)

The Thang

Mosey to the lower parking lot

Sprint back to the upper hill

  • Sgt. Carson Holmquist – 25, survived by wife Jasmine, son Wyatt, and daughter Wrylin (whom he never met). Deployed to Afghanistan twice as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was so proud of being a Marine that when he finished boot camp, he returned to his hometown of Grantsburg, Wisconsin, and paid a visit to his high school dressed in his formal blues. A bald eagle is said to have followed the funeral procession and watched the burial perched in a tree above.25 True Americans (OYO)Mosey to the side lotSprint back
  • Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith – 24, survived by wife Angie and daughters Lyla, Eila, and Kyla. He loved baseball and the song “Sweet Caroline.”24 Carolina Dry Docks (IC)Mosey to the top lotSprint back
  • Gunnery Sgt. Tommy Sullivan – 40, was deployed twice during the Iraq War and received two Purple Hearts. The Pentagon said he had been enlisted nearly 18 years. Described as a “Marine’s Marine.”40 Merkins (OYO)Mosey to the side lotSprint back
  • Lance Cpl. Skip Wells – 21, was known for always smiling, even at 3AM wake-ups. Wells loved flag football, Nerf guns and U.S. history. He dreamed of being a drill sergeant.21 BurpeesMosey to the lower lotSprint back
  • Staff Sgt. David Wyatt – 39, survived by wife Lorri, and two children. Wyatt served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. As a young man, he was known to run up mountains, just for fun seeking to be the fastest. Wyatt directed his junior troops to clear a nearby neighborhood park that was packed with children. In the face of danger, he thought of others.39 Mountain Climbers (IC)

Turn over PAX to Catfish

  • Mosey to the bottom of the hill and find a partner

There were three rucks placed up the hill, the first at 15 yards, the second at 30 yards, the fourth at 45 yards

  • Round 1: 
    • Lunge Walk 15 yards, sprint back, Lunge Walk 30 yards, Sprint back, Lunge Walk 45 yards, sprint back
    • Plank for the six
  • Round 2:
    • Burpee Broad Jump (same pattern as above 
  • Round 3:
    • Partner Wheelbarrow (same pattern as above)
  • Round 4:
    • Partner Carries (same pattern as above) 

Catfish brought us back to the flags atop of the hill and shared a brief word about the importance of locking shields with the brothers in our life and facing the storms of life together – we’re stronger together and running from them only leaves us worn and ragged. 



Moleskin/PAX Reflections

YHC could not be more proud of the PAX as we shared the Gloom together. The work wasn’t easy and the heat didn’t help, but the PAX continued to push through the suck. To see such a crowd turn out in honor five heroes, was truly humbling. 

TClaps to Mr. Clean for organizing the event and the extracurricular ruck. It’s clear that this region has a special thing going. Thank you each for the hospitality. I encourage you to continue lifting up your brothers and honoring each other with your commitment.

As you prepare for the week ahead, take a few minutes to remember Sgt. Holmquist, Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, Gunnery Sgt. Tommy Sullivan, Lance Cpl. Skip Wells, and Staff Sgt. David Wyatt. Pray for their families, friends, and loved ones. There is no question these men were just like us – just trying to be better in order to lead their families and communities towards greater things. These #HIM may have been lost, but they will never be forgotten. Live this week in remembrance of them. Be the light this dark work so desperately needs. 


–Italian Job

Reflections: 2nd Annual Fallen Five Reflections

Recent Backblasts

    25 Days of Xmas Abs

    Twas the night before Xmas and all through the house not a critter was stirring not even the Cows. The gloves and beanies were set out with care, In hopes that Steam Engine’s beating would be fair.
    The shorties were nestled all warm in their sacks, while they dreamed of biscuits as their mid morning snacks. M in her pjs looking so cute while YHC sawed logs reclined in his best suit.
    When out in the gloom there was some great chatter, YHC sprang from his LAZBOY feeling much fatter. Away to the minivan he revved his great steed, to zoom to the AO to relay a Great Deed.
    The moon shone down on the PAX and their flabs, when YHC loudly announced — 25 DAYS OF XMAS ABS!

    December 1 marks day one of the 25 Days of Xmas Abs challenge. 
    This is to be completed OYO — outside of a workout. Its simple, really no excuse can survive. These are to completed as 4 count.
    December 1 – 25 BBS (single ct.) and 25 LBCs (4ct.)
    You should increase reps by adding each day to 25 until Christmas Day.
    EG. December 2nd – 25 + 2 = 27 BBS (single ct.) and 25 + 2 = 27 LBCs (4ct.)
    December 25 – 50 BBS (single ct.) and 50 BBS LBCs (4ct.)
    Hold other pax accountable and tweet #25XA it to claim it everyday. Follow the daily “Abvent Calendar” on twitter.
    Goodluck and hopefully santa will be bringing us all washboards this year.