Veteran’s Day HERO WOD
30 Double Under
30 Air Squat
100 m Sprint
-rest 2 minutes-“
45 Min Cap
Army 2nd Lt. Emily J.T. Perez died September 12, 2006 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Perez, 23, of Texas; assigned to 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, TX; died Sept. 12 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee during combat operations in Kilfl, Iraq.
Perez earned numerous awards for her military service, including the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the Combat Action Badge. She was also posthumously awarded the NCAA Award of Valor in 2008. Perez competed in track while attending West Point.
Perez was the first female African-American officer in U.S. military history to die in combat and the first West Point graduate to die in the Iraq War.
She is survived by her parents, Daniel and Vicki; brother, Kevyn; and many classmates and friends.