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Run 400 meters
10 Burpee box jumps, 24/20
10 Sumo-deadlift high-pull, 95/65
10 Thruster, 95/65
Rest 1 minute
Australian Army Sergeant Brett Wood, 32, of Ferntree Gully, Victoria, assigned to the 2nd Commando Regiment, based in Sydney, New South Wales, died on May 23, 2011, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, after insurgents attacked him with an improvised explosive device. He is survived by his wife Elvi, his mother Allison, and his father David.
The story behind the HERO:
32-year-old Brett Woods was an Australian Special Forces Commando and was killed in Afghanistan in May 2011. 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 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
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