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HERO WOD FRIDAY SINCE 2010
2000m Row/ Partner Hand Stand
150 Wall Balls/Partner Hand Stand
Max Toes To Bar/ Alternate work
*Scale HS Hold to high plank hold. *Score is TTB reps completed.
Accessory Cash Out: 100 Plate Bench Press 45/25
This Hero WOD was originally posted by CrossFit Mayhem for their “3.0” grand opening on February 11, 2017 – calling it “our local Hero WOD.”
Sergeant (SGT) Alexander Van Aalten, 21, of the Cumberland Cove community near Monterey, Tennessee, died during combat operations in Afghanistan on Friday, April 20, 2007. SGT Alex Van Aalten volunteered for a mission to rescue a Dutch Soldier stuck in a minefield. That morning as he attempted to rescue a Dutch Corporal, Cor Strik, a land mine required his last full measure.
SGT Alex Van Aalten was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and the Netherlands Decoration of Merit of the Minister of Defense in Gold. He is buried in Section 60 of the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, next to the Pentagon.