It’s that time again! Time to “get some” and honor one of America’s Finest, Major Brian Chontosh. His citation speaks for itself…read below and be in awe….workout follows citation:
The President of the United States
Takes Pleasure in Presenting
The Navy Cross to
TBrian R. Chontosh
First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps
For Services as Set Forth in the Following Citation:
For extraordinary heroism as Combined Anti-Armor Platoon Commander, Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM on 25 March 2003. While leading his platoon north on Highway I toward Ad Diwaniyah, First Lieutenant Chontosh’s platoon moved into a coordinated ambush of mortars, rocket propelled grenades, and automatic weapons fire. With coalition tanks blocking the road ahead, he realized his platoon was caught in a kill zone.
He had his driver move the vehicle through a breach along his flank, where he was immediately taken under fire from an entrenched machine gun. Without hesitation, First Lieutenant Chontosh ordered the driver to advance directly at the enemy position enabling his .50 caliber machine gunner to silence the enemy.
He then directed his driver into the enemy trench, where he exited his vehicle and began to clear the trench with an M16A2 service rifle and 9 millimeter pistol. His ammunition depleted, First Lieutenant Chontosh, with complete disregard for his safety, twice picked up discarded enemy rifles and continued his ferocious attack.
When a Marine following him found an enemy rocket propelled grenade launcher, First Lieutenant Chontosh used it to destroy yet another group of enemy soldiers. When his audacious attack ended, he had cleared over 200 meters of the enemy trench, killing more than 20 enemy soldiers and wounding several others.
By his outstanding display of decisive leadership, unlimited courage in the face of heavy enemy fire, and utmost devotion to duty, First Lieutenant Chontosh reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Wow, every time I read this I can’t believe it. He expended all of the ammo from his rifle and pistol and then proceeded to pick up the weapons of the enemy he killed and continue to clear the trench. Semper Fidelis…and now for the workout…
10 MINUTE WARMUP OF YOUR CHOICE (ANYTHING TO GET YOUR CORE BODY TEMPERATURE UP AND INCLUDE ALL MAJOR MUSCLES)
CONTINUOUSLY FOR 15 MINUTES DO AS MANY REPS AS POSSIBLE OF THE ROUTINE BELOW AND KEEP TRACK OF REPS…IF YOU CAN OR HAVE SOMEONE COUNT FOR YOU
1 MINUTE ALTERNATING LEG LUNGES (WITH OR WITHOUT WEIGHTS, IF YOU USE WEIGHTS WOMEN USE AT LEAST 10 POUND DUMBELLS IN EACH HAND AND MEN USE AT LEAST 15 POUNDS IN EACH HAND )
1 MINUTE STANDING ALTERNATING SHOULDER PRESSES WITH LIGHT WEIGHTS (WOMEN USE 5-10 POUNDS AND MEN USE AT LEAST 15-20 POUNDS AND UP TO 30)
1 MINUTE ALTERNATING SIDE PLANK (10 SECONDS EACH SIDE) WITHOUT WEIGHT
1 MINUTE AIR SQUATS
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