10 men showed up on the 10th of November to celebrate the 245th birthday of the United States Marine Corps and to learn a history lesson on the battle history of the Marines. This is how it went down.
|Nov 10, 1775||Birth of USMC||11 SSH + 10 Burpees|
|1776 – Fort Nassau, Bahamas|
The 1st amphib raid
|Plank walk across island|
|1805 – Battle of Derna||“Shores of Tripoli”|
Lt Presley O’Bannon and his 7 Marines marched 600 miles across the Libyan desert to capture the city of Derna and rescue the kidnapped crew of USS Philadelphia
|Indian run w/ 6 doing 10 merkins|
|1847 – Battle of Chapultepec||“Halls of Montezuma”|
Mexican-American War, Marines captured Palacio Nacional after 2 days of bloody fighting that eventually led to American victory and defined our southern border today.
|Bearcrawl up the halls of Atlee and crawlbear back|
|1918 – Battle of Belleau Wood||WWI, outside of Paris, Marines fought the Germans for 20 days seizing enemy positions and defeated all counterattacks by Germans through their superior marksmanship. Earned the nickname Tuefelhunden or Devil Dog||P1 – WW1 situps|
P2 – Windsprints
|1945 – Battle of Iwo Jima||WWII, as part of the island hoping Pacific campaign, Marines were sent to capture the airfields at Iwo Jima. The battle lasted 36 days and despite heavy losses Marines were victorious signified by the raising of the American flag on Mt. Suribachi||Island “bunny” hop + 10 Am hammers at each island|
|1950 – Chosin Reservoir|
|Korean War, 1st MarDiv found itself surrounded and outnumbered 8:1 by the Chinese army. Marines fought their way out to safety in -40 deg temp destroying 10 Chinese divisions in the process. No other U.S. forces ever have faced worse weather, terrain or odds.||Lunge backwards|
|1968 – Battle of Hue City||Vietnam War, communist forces launched the Tet Offensive and captured the ancient city of Hue. Marines fought for 33 days in bitter house to house fighting to recapture the city with heavy losses.||Rooster walk|
|1991 – Desert Storm||1st Gulf War, 8000 Marines kept the entire Iraqi army distracted so the remaining Allied forces can manuever and assault the Iraqi positions from the West.||BOMBS|
5 burpees + 10 overhead claps + 15 merkins + 20 WW2s + 25 squats
|2001-Present||After 9/11 Marines have engaged in multiple conflicts across the globe against Al Qaeda and other terorrist orgs.||Suicides|
Notes: YHC saw the Q was open on this and wanted to give the PAX a little different workout. It was an honor to lead the workout today.