Tribute – 12.21.21

6 PAX came out this morning to honor the fallen.
PAX: @Tiny Dancer @Soul Glo @Joey Freshwater @Hot Mic (Tribute) @Night Light
QIC: @Heidi (1st F Q)
Welcome & Disclaimer
Mosey to the flag pole for Warm-o-rama:
SSH, Squats, Merkins, BACs, and stretches
Mosey to the Pain Ground for:
Jared – 4 Rounds For Time
– 800 meter Run
– 40 Pull-Ups
– 70 Push-Ups
COT:
Announcements: #_announcements
Prayers:
All of the PAX traveling and being around family this week.  Prayers for safety, sanity, love, and patience.
YHC confessed to feeling like I'm under attack, with things hitting me from every angle right now.
Tribute:
Background: U.S. Army Master Sergeant Jared N. Van Aalst, 34, of Laconia, NH, assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, based in Fort Bragg, NC, died August 4, 2010, in Kunduz province, Afghanistan. He deployed to Afghanistan for the first time in 2003 and then to Iraq. After his promotion to platoon sergeant, he was deployed twice to Iraq in 2005 and to Afghanistan in 2006.  Master Sergeant Jared Van Aalst died on August 4, 2010 from wounds sustained while his unit was conducting combat operations. He was on his sixth deployment.
His Awards and Decorations include, the Bronze Star Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, two Joint Service Commendation Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, seven Army Achievement Medals and five Good Conduct Medals, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars and the National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star, among others. He was posthumously awarded a second Bronze Star Medal and a third Purple Heart Medal, as well as the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
I closed out with this quote from Lt. Col. Grant L. Rosensteel, Jr.:
“Only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you….Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.”
SYITG, Heidi

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