Hero WOD: Danny Dietz
For time: Run, 1600 m 26 Power Cleans, 185/135 lbs 80 Push-ups Rest 1 min Run, 600 m 28 Front Squats, 185/135 lbs 50 Pull-ups
Shot in the neck, he fell to the ground, but recovered to jam a new magazine onto his rifle. When ordered to fall back, he leaped off a precipice with the rest of his team, hit the ground, crawled to cover from incoming fire. Half-conscious and covered in blood, he was still providing covering fire for his team when he was struck by a fatal bullet. Ge died on June 28, 2005.
The steadfast determination that Dietz displayed in that long and brutal battle earned him the Navy Cross for valor and was evident more than a decade before, when the Littleton teen turned his life around after being kicked out of two high schools and landing in court three times.