Tribute – 11.23.21

“Josh”
PAX: @Aflac @Commodore @Hot Mic (Tribute) @Oscar Mayer @Three’s Company @Tiny Dancer @Soul Glo (YHC) @Christmas Underoos
QiC: @Soul Glo
8 PAX gathered on a frosty Tuesday to honor heroes and win the morning
The Thang:
“Josh”
56 overhead squats
42 pullups
40 overhead squats
30 pullups
24 overhead squats
18 pullups
12 overhead squats
9 pullups
If the PAX finish the entire round start at the bottom with 9 pullups and work back up.
Every PAX completed this WOD.
8 minutes of Mary.
American Hammers
Alabama prom dates
Freddie Mercury's
Diamond merkins
Mountain climbers
Low plank
J Lo's
LBCs
BBS
Announcements:
VQ ALERT!!!  @Wiggums at #ao-slag-mountain tomorrow
#csaup  Turkey Path on Thursday
Need 7 more orders to complete the groove life ring order, see @Hot Mic (Tribute)
#community-outreach Christmas gift list, get everything to @F3-Mary Ann the first week of December
Check #_announcements for other stuff
Prayer requests:
@Three’s Company's neighbor Steve Kinds passed away, prayers for his family especially his daughters
@ToeJam's 2.0 baby Jorah has important test this morning
@Heidi (1st F Q) 's M and her recovery
All the PAX that are injured, sick, or discouraged
All the PAX during Thanksgiving, whether traveling, hosting, or just navigating additional stress, that we would be grateful and thankful even if life is busy this week.
Moleskin:
JOSHUA R. HAGER
June 20, 1977-February 23, 2007
During Joshua Hager’s all too brief 29 years, he became an elite soldier in the United States Army while being a dedicated family man at home. He was born in Denver, Colorado on June 20, 1977. Joshua loved Colorado and had an immense appreciation for all the outdoor adventures his home state had to offer. Joshua grew up in Broomfield, CO, only a few hours away from the mountains, and his mother, Lois Knight, would often take him to the mountains, sparking Joshua’s love for Colorado.[1] He graduated from Colorado High School of Denver, a charter school, in 1995, and enlisted in the Army in 1998, the same year his son was born.[2] Through his enlistment, Joshua found a sense of pride, telling his mother that, “it would be his privilege to serve his country by leading his men into battle.”[3]From the very beginning of his military career, it was obvious that Joshua was a shining star. After completing boot camp, he was awarded the “Iron Mike” award, also known as the Audie Murphy award.[4] The Audie Murphy award is given to the top two percent of the noncommissioned officers in the U.S. Army who demonstrate leadership and military knowledge.[5] Upon graduating from boot camp, Joshua completed paratrooper training, also known as jump school, after which he joined the storied 82nd Airborne Division.[6] The 82nd Airborne Division is an elite airborne infantry division specializing in parachute assault operations into hostile areas.[7] This division is required by U.S. Department of Defense to be prepared to respond to a crisis within 18 hours.[8] Following jump school, Hager’s career took off. He was fast-tracked for promotion having served with distinction in Korea.[9] Upon his return from Korea he was nominated to go to Ranger School.[10]Ranger School, one of the Army’s elite leadership schools, is also one of the most grueling and rigorous. It trains soldiers to become part of an elite fighting force that is rapidly deployable, light infantry force with highly specialized skills related to combat engagement. Joshua excelled in Ranger School, and after he served as a Ranger instructor for two and a half years with the 6th RTB, Air Force Base, in Eglin, FL.[11] During his time as an instructor, he left a mark on all the soldiers who passed through, with many noting how he left a lasting impression on all. Joshua was always credited with having natural leadership skills, with one of his soldiers describing SSG Hager as “having a leadership style that immediately brought confidence,” to his soldiers.[12]His passion for leadership and serving his country brought him back to his home state, Colorado. He elected to transfer to Fort Carson, located in Colorado Springs, to join an infantry unit as it was scheduled to deploy to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom.[13] However, before he deployed, Joshua and his wife, Heather, were laying down roots in Pueblo, Colorado. The couple closed on a home the day he deployed in October 2006, having found a place to settle down with their 9-year-old son, Bayley, three horses, and two dogs.[14] Joshua wanted to show his son everything Colorado had to offer, taking Bayley fishing, biking, and hiking, for hours on end.[15] His mother said that Joshua loved being outside with his family that “he didn’t care if he only caught a minnow. He was always out there, enjoying being alive.”[16]Staff Sergeant Hager deployed to Iraq in October 2006 with the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. On February 22, 2007 an explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations, killing SSG Hager and two other soldiers in his unit.[17] For his bravery and for making the ultimate sacrifice, SSG Hager was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.[ibid]Buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery, the legacy of Staff Sargent Joshua Hager, a hero, lives on through his son with his memory carried on by all the Rangers he helped create and influenced during his time serving his country. As the Ranger motto says, Rangers Lead the Way.
Joshua 1:1-9
After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' assistant, “Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

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