Atherton & Cairns WODTuesday 24 April 2018
Mareeba WODWednesday 25 April 2018
20 Ring rows
20 Glute bridges
20 Air squats
10 inch worms
5 round for time
10 Burpee Box Jumps
10 KB SHDP
10 KB Thrusters
1min Rest between rounds
32-year-old Brett Woods is an Australian Special Forces Commando and was killed in Afghanistan in May this year. He died instantly when an insurgent IED exploded on a foot patrol he led in the Kandahar Province.
Wood was an esteemed member of the Australian Defence Force and was awarded the high honour of The Medal of Gallantry during his first tour of Afghanistan. As the plague at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra reads:
“On 17 July 2006 the commandos were sent into the Chora Valley, Uruzgan, with a US infantry unit, to clear out an enemy sanctuary. Both units came under heavy fire and sustained numerous casualties. Despite being wounded himself, Wood immediately responded to his commander’s order to regain the initiative. With speed and aggression, he cleared a number of compounds sheltering the insurgents, allowing the Australian and US soldiers to continue the battle and airlift out the wounded and dead.
The award citation states that Wood displayed “gallantry and leadership in the face of the enemy… of the highest order” and that his actions “were testament to the his leadership, fortitude and sense of duty to his team and the platoon.”
Sergeant Brett Wood is survived by his wife Elvi, his mother Allison, and his father David.