AO: Murph City

When: 08/10/2021


Number of Pax: 8

Pax Names: Barbossa, Brad Pitt, Driftwood, Office Party, Oracle, Saluki, Scotchguard, Tinfoil,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Brad Pitt


Short Mosey for the F3 Introduction. Warm up mosey by doing some Butt Kickers, High Knees, Sun Gods then at every other street light we pushed the pace ran then recover mosey to the next light post… push pace run….recover mosey… for the half mile out and back. Leaders picking up the six to complete.

The Thang:

Gather at the playground equipment for sets of Pull-ups, Merkins, and Squats. The condition was we all would do Copperhead Pull-ups, Merkins, and Squats together with proper form slowly. Started with 10 full hang copperhead pull ups and quickly switched to 5 per set.

Set 1:

10 Copperhead Pull ups.

20 Copperhead Merkins.

30 Copperhead Squats.

Set 2:

5 Copperhead Pull ups.

20 Copperhead Diamond Merkins.

30 Copperhead Squats.

Core Work Break. Driftwood called for War Hammers qty 15.

Set 3:

5 Copperhead Pull ups.

20 Copperhead Wide Hands Merkins

30 Copperhead Squats

Set 4:

5 Copperhead Pull ups.

20 Copperhead  Elbows to Ribs Merkins

30 Copperhead Squats

Core Work Break. Saluki called for Flutter Kicks qty 25.

Set 5:

5  Regular Pull ups.

10 Carolina Dry Docks

30 Copperhead Squats

Mosey back to the road and the street light poles.

First pole to pole was Bernie Sanders followed by a recovery mosey to the next pole.

Next was right side straddle to the next pole followed by a recovery mosey to the next pole.

Next was left side straddle to the next pole followed by a recovery mosey to the next pole.

Finish the mile run with the push pace…recovery mosey from pole to pole back to the flag for a quick Mary.

Final exercise was the Brad Pitt 6 inch hold to end on time.


Today we honored Navy Fireman 1st Class Louis J. Tushla, 25 of Atkinson, Nebraska, killed during World War II Dec. 7, 1941 on Battleship USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbor.

His story was not about being a hero but one of being among the 429 crewman that died during the Pearl Harbor attack who’s remains could not be identified and were interred in Halawa or Nu’uanu cemeteries. In 1947 the American Graves Registration Service disinterred the remains from the two cemeteries but were only able to identify 35 men. The remains classified as nonrecoverable were buried again in 46 plots at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu. In 2015 the Unknowns were exhumed again and scientists began the process of using dental and anthropological analysis to identify them. In addition the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used Y chromosome DNA analysis. On March 27th 2020 Louis J. Tushla was accounted for.

Here is the significance:

His remains were flown to Omaha Nebraska in June of 2021 and the motorcade traveled out to Atkinson through many small towns. The response of this news brought hundreds of patriots and their families to the road side of their towns waving American Flags as the motorcade passed to honor this unknown soldier on his way to his final resting place. He was buried in Atkinson July 17, 2021.

Final notes:

Prayer requests continue for Sharapova’s family. Prayers for all the F3 families dealing with the latest outbreak of Covid. Also want to lift up Barbosa’s family as their first is off to college next week. Keeping Waffle Cone lifted as well.


Thanks for giving me a great group of men to work out with but also sharing life with. I am truly Blessed!


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