Friday, August 11, 2017

Official Army Statement:

Sergeant Thomas R. MacPherson
Killed in action on October 12, 2012

Sgt. Thomas R. MacPherson, 26, was killed by enemy forces during a heavy firefight while conducting combat operations in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. He was leading an assault against an enemy position when he was mortally wounded by small arms fire.

MacPherson was a team leader assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. He previously served one deployment to Iraq and this was his fourth deployment to Afghanistan.

MacPherson was born July 20, 1986 in Long Beach, Calif. and graduated from Los Alamitos High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in May 2007 and completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Ga., as an infantryman. After graduating from the Basic Airborne Course there, he was assigned to the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program also at Fort Benning.

MacPherson graduated from the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program and was then assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment in December 2007, where he served as a mortarman. After three years, he was assigned to Company D where he served as a Fire Team Leader.

His military education includes the Basic Airborne Course, Ranger Assessment and Selection Program, U.S. Army Ranger School, Infantry Mortar Leader’s Course, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course (SERE), and the Warrior Leader Course.

His awards and decorations include the Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the U.S. Army Expert Rifle Marksmanship Qualification Badge.

MacPherson has also been awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three Campaign Stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the NATO Medal.

He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service and Purple Heart.

MacPherson is survived by his wife, Claudia MacPherson, and their son, Brayden of Tacoma, Wash., and his parents, Troy and Diona MacPherson of Long Beach, Calif.

As a Ranger, Sgt. Thomas R. MacPherson selflessly lived his life for others and distinguished himself as a member of the Army’s premier direct action raid force and fought valiantly as he served his fellow Rangers and our great Nation. RLTW.

Thank you for your service to our country, SGT Mac!

 

WOD

“Tommy Mac”

2 Rounds:

12 Burpees

12 Thrusters

12 Burpees

12 Power Snatch

12 Burpees

12 Push Jerks

12 Burpees

12 Hang Squat Cleans

12 Burpees

12 OHS

 

*30 MINUTE TIME CAP*

L3:
Max Cap +41
Josh C 2955
Max 2354
Kapitan 2735
JTob 2056
Austin 1646
DLay 2238
PDiddy 2447
Sarah 2159
Joe 2655

L2:
Shaq CAP +24
JFruh 2828
Beth 2155
Jared O 2530
Jeff W 2442
Patrick 2440
Mike 3029
Kyle 2525
Coltt 2411
KK 2002
Chase 2611

L1:
Gary CAP+20
Jim 2809
Amanda 2106
Tammi 2646
Kate 2631
Tonya 2634
Angie 2916
Michele 2830
Jordan 2733
Hollywood 2335
Zach 3025
Christy 2250
Kevin 2441
Josh 3002
Travis 2540
Annie 2527
Brad 2558
Min 2520
Aimee 1917
Steve 2238
Erika 2341
Vance 1958

Mod:
Aimee O 2815
Mroz 2440
Kathy 2822
Dave 3036
Katie 2735
Jon 2730
Kylee 1910
Joseph 2300
Darren 1956
Derrick 2556
Patrick 2411
Shannon 2621
Carrie 2217
Don 2300
Mark 2321

 

Level 1: 75/55#
Level 2: 95/65#
Level 3: 115/75# (Official Rx weight for this workout)

 

Coach’s Tip= Today is a tough test with a Hero Wod. This will be a tough fitness challenge, but will also test you mentally. Try to keep moving the whole workout. Barbell should feel like a moderate weight. If burpees are a large weakness- a great scaling option would be to do 6 reps instead of 12 in order to keep you intensity up and get a good workout.

 

Core Down

Mobility- Ask a coach for specific help!

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