March 13, 2018

Short Card and Chill

Date: 03/13/2018

AO: Bermuda Triangle

QIC: Gus

PAX: Shoestring, Bombay, Commando, Snookie, Anklet, Bruce Wayne, Houdini, Vocals, Cataract, Gus

Conditions: 36F, frost on the ground, and the darkness that only the beginning of Fast Time provides




* mosey 1 mile on track around Sea Isle Park *

MARSOC Short Card
1) 30 merkins
2) 30 squats
3) 30 crunches
4) 10 burpees
5) 10 windmills
6) 30 merkins
7) 30 mountain climbers
8) 30 flutter kicks
9) 10 burpees
10) 10 cherry pickers (4-count) [Next time, we’ll do Daisy Pickers, which is what Marines apparently call “cherry pickers.” They’re not cherry pickers, because cherries do not grow on the ground.]
11) 30 merkins
12) 30 side straddle  hops
13) 30 superman extensions
14) 10 burpees
15) 10 chain breakers
16) 30 merkins
17) 30 lunges
18) 30 Hello, Dolly!s
19) 10 burpees
20) 10 American hammers
21) 3 sets of flexed-arm hangs to failure

Three laps around the Wreckage
1) Partner carry (users’ choice)
2) Backward run
3) Forward run

Flutter Kick IC x 30
High Treason IC x 10 (each leg)

Ratchet Shoulder Blaster to ENDEX

Count-O-Rama (10)


COT / BOM: We honored a MARSOC warfighter, Gunnery Sergeant Jonathan Gifford, who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his heroism in battle.

On 29 July 2012, while advising Afghan Commandos conducting an operation into an insurgent stronghold village, Gunnery Sergeant Gifford observed three Commandos become casualties when the force received small arms fire shortly after insertion. Without hesitation he mounted an All-Terrain Vehicle and crossed 800 meters of exposed ground, performed first aid and, with the help of another Marine, moved the causalities several hundred meters to a protected landing zone for medical evacuation. The other Commandos were pinned down under heavy enemy fire and sustained more casualties. Realizing the Afghan force was in jeopardy, Gunnery Sergeant Gifford gathered extra ammunition and accompanied by a fellow Marine, crossed the same open terrain under fire, to reinforce the belabored Afghans. He rallied the Commandos and led an assault on the enemy. After eliminating an insurgent firing from a window, he climbed atop a building from which insurgents were engaging the Commandos, and dropped a grenade down the chimney. He continued to attack until he fell, mortally wounded, but his actions proved decisive in breaking the insurgent defense, and allowing the Commandos to secure the village. By his decisive actions, bold initiative, and complete dedication to duty, Gunnery Sergeant Gifford reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Navy Cross citation

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Moleskin: It was dark and Gloomy for a simple workout. The PAX weren’t very talkative, but they put in the work!