''Ouellette'' (11.11.2010)

Today we are honoring Cpl. Ouellette, below is an article describing his ultimate sarcrifice:
''Cpl. Ouellette was serving as squad leader with 1st Squad, Company L, 3rd Bn., 8th Marines, in the Now Zad district of Helmand province. While on a foot patrol with his squad, an improvised explosive device detonated directly underneath him. The explosion severed his left leg and peppered him with shrapnel. Most of the Marines in the patrol were knocked over and stunned, but Cpl. Jesse Raper, who during the time was a lance corporal and a junior Marine in the squad, quickly came to Cpl. Ouellette’s aid.
After Raper placed a tourniquet on Cpl. Ouellette and dragged him out of the explosion crater, Cpl. Ouellette immediately assessed the situation and began to direct his Marines to provide security for their position. The IED explosion stemmed into an ambush, and Taliban forces began moving in and firing upon the squad’s position.
As leader of the squad and senior Marine in the patrol, Cpl. Ouellette directed fire from his riflemen to thwart the Taliban’s attack. Though he was bleeding severely and being treated by corpsman Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Nolen, Cpl. Ouellette continued to motivate his Marines to keep bringing their fight to the enemy combatants, who were just meters away attempting to envelope upon the Marines’ position.
Cpl. Ouellette then reported the attack and requested reinforcements over a radio transmission to the company’s headquarters. A friend of Cpl. Ouellette, Sgt. Randy Moffett, described Cpl. Ouellette’s tone as calm and direct.
Vengeance-piloted Marine Corps AH-1 Cobra helicopters arrived to the scene in moments after Cpl. Ouellette’s request them and delivered a precise and accurate attack of firepower to the Taliban fighters who were danger-close to the Marines. Cpl. Ouellette continued to direct the attack from the sky over the radio.
When describing the close air support from the Cobra’s, Raper said the Taliban were met with their fate, “and it wasn’t a good day for them after that.”
The expertly-applied fire from the Marines on the ground and in the air soon became the demise of the Taliban’s attack.
Cpl. Ouellette never submitted his charge of the squad during the firefight and only relinquished when his Marines were met with reinforcements and began to return to their base – an act deemed courageous in the Marine Corps, according to Marines on that patrol. He was evacuated by ambulance where he lost consciousness and succumbed to his wounds while en route to the base. He was 28 years old.
''The part he played for this ambush was phenomenal and incredible … and seriously heroic,'' said Moffett.
For his conspicuous gallantry, bold leadership, wise judgment, and complete dedication to duty, Cpl. Ouellette was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the highest award presented by the Department of the Navy and the military’s second highest award for valor next to the Medal of Honor.''

Warm-up Drills (11.11.2010)
Row 5 Minutes
Dot Drill (for time)
3 Rounds of
''Burgener Drill''
-Hip Mobility Complex
-Shoulder Opening Drill (wall)
-Sumo Squats
-Scorpion Stretch

''Ouellette'' (11.11.2010)
Complete 7 Rounds for time of
7 x Handstand Push-ups
10 x Squat Clean (70%1RM)
Run 200m

Post times to comments.

Skill Development (11.11.2010)
Complete the following at your own pace
Accumulate 2:00 of Hollow Rocks in as few rounds as possible
18 x Pistols (Alternate Legs)

Mobility WOD

CrossFit Endurance WOD (11.11.2010)
''Time Trial
Swim: SC:400m, LC:600m, U:800m
Bike: SC:10mi, LC:18mi, U:25mi
Run: SC:1.5mi, LC:5mi, U:10mi
C2: SC:2k, LC:5k, U:8k


Matt L said...

30:53 w/ 95lbs

happy veterans day to all

Peter said...

Ouellette 95#