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Ryan Lilienthal's Fundraiser:

31 Heroes CrossFit PARKER

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BENEFITING: The 31Heroes Project

EVENT: 31Heroes

Ryan Lilienthal


We are very fortunate to have friends of CW4 Dave Carter (RIP) in our CFP Family, this WOD and cause mean a great deal to Nick, Alicia and their friends and family!

“The 31 Heroes workout means a lot to Alicia and me because it hits close to home. CW4 Dave Carter was the pilot of the aircraft that was shot down. I knew Dave because we worked at Buckley Air Force Base together. Even though, I only worked with him for 6 years, Dave and I became really good friends. We flew many missions together in support of state operations. He had only been in country for 9 days when he selflessly volunteered to support the SEAL team in their mission. On August 6, 2011 Mr. Carter paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Not only did he leave behind many friends, he also left behind his wife Laura, his son Kyle, and his daughter Kaitlen. Whom he didn’t even have the chance to see her graduate high school. Dave was a selfless person, who was there no matter what, and was always willing to listen even if he didn't know you. The following poem was read at his funeral and we feel that it sums up Dave’s life and all of the heroes who have passed before us”. –Nick-

'It Has Always Been the Soldier'

It is the Soldier,
Not the reporter
Who has given us Freedom of the Press;

It is the Soldier,
Not the Poet
Who has Given us Freedom of Speech;

It is the Soldier,
Not the Protestor
Who has given us the Freedom to

It is the Soldier,
Who Salutes the Flag;

Who serves beneath the Flag;

Who casket is Draped by the Flag.
It is the Soldier;

It Has Always Been the Soldier.



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