TODAY IS DECEMBER 7…ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAYS IN OUR HISTORY.
The Oklahoma had a ship’s complement of 2166 Navy and Marine officers and enlisted men. 429 officers and crew died as a result of the attack, but not all at the same time. When the Oklahoma rolled over men were trapped alive in an upside down world of total panic and chaos. It was Sunday morning and the crew of the USS Oklahoma, were known for their nights on the town. The ship was actually supposed to still be out to sea patrolling in a circle around the Hawaiian Islands. But along with all nine of the battleships, the Oklahoma was advised that there was to be an admiral’s inspection on Monday, 8 December. So the Oklahoma crew was on shore leave Saturday night, the 6th of December, knowing that on Sunday they had a full day of work getting the ship ready for the admiral’s visit.
When the attack started around 8:00 am Sunday morning many of the crew were sleeping it off in their racks below decks and never made it up to the main deck before the ship rolled over. Father Aloysius Schmitt was conducting church call when battle stations sounded and the men were told “this is no drill.” His assigned position was below decks at a dressing station where he could tend to wounded sailors. He would die while trying to help an injured sailor get through an open hatch. Father Schmitt would become the first military Chaplin killed in WW II. He could have made it out but navy protocol dictates, “the senior man is the last to leave” and he was assisting junior sailors scrambling to safety when the ship rolled over.
Men trapped inside started banging on the bulkhead trying to get the attention of passing small boats. On the 8th and 9th of December after cutting holes in the exposed bottom of the Oklahoma, 32 men were pulled out alive. Banging continued through the 10th of December but nothing could be done. The sound was coming from below the water line and the sailors standing watch over the Oklahoma could only wait and listen until the banging stopped and the trapped sailors suffocated.
LAST TIME: 12 – 15 – 13
CROSSFIT BRECKENRIDGE HOLIDAY PARTY IS TONIGHT!!
WARM-UP: 7:00PM AT MOE’S ORIGINAL BBQ
W.O.D.: 9:00 AT MODIS
CASH OUT: 11:00PM OLLIE’S PUB AND GRUB
LAST DONE: 12 – 18 – 12
RISE ABOVE THE TEMPTATION OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND IMPROVE YOUR CROSSFIT GAME……
THOSE WHO MEET OR EXCEED THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGE NUMBERS BY THE END OF THE MONTH WILL WIN FREE TEE SHIRTS. OVERALL MEN’S AND WOMEN’S WINNERS WILL WIN A FREE UNLIMITED MONTH…..
42,164 METERS OF ROWING
300 TGU (150 EACH SIDE)
5 ROUNDS OF “CINDY” IN 5:00
500 DOUBLE UNDERS
Free introduction to CrossFit Breck:
NEXT INTRO CLASS IS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 AT 6:30PM
Wondering if Crossfit is for you? CrossFit Breck is for everyone!
WE HAVE ADDED 4:30 AND 6:30 CLASSES TO OUR MONDAY AND TUESDAY SCHEDULE.
THERE MAY BE MORE ADDED AS NECESSARY, INCLUDING WEIGHT LIFTING ONLY CLASS AND SKILLS CLASS.
SAVE THE DATE:
DECEMBER 6TH CFB HOLIDAY PARTY
(PRESENTED BY: MOE’S ORIGINAL BBQ, MODIS AND OLLIES PUB AND GRUB)
BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR 4:30 AND 6:30 CLASSES
STARTING EARLY DECEMBER.
PLEASE WELCOME AS COACH, OUR MAIN MAN, ZANDER FELDMAN.
WE WILL BE PUTTING TOGETHER A LIST OF TASKS/MODALITIES WITH REQUIRED AGGREGATE REPS, WEIGHT, DISTANCE, ETC. FOR THE MONTH. THOSE WHO MEET OR EXCEED THE CHALLENGE NUMBERS WILL WIN FREE TEE SHIRTS. OVERALL MEN’S AND WOMEN’S WINNERS WILL WIN A FREE UNLIMITED MONTH.