CrossFit FYR – CrossFit

Charles kasper (Time)

For Time

15 Ground-to-Overheads (155/105 lb)

Snatch or clean and jerk

200 meter Walking Lunges

15 Ground-to-Overheads (155/105 lb)

800 meter Run

15 Ground-to-Overheads (155/105 lb)

This Firefighter Hero WOD from 555 Fitness is dedicated to Charles Kasper, FDNY, Special Operation Command, who was killed in the terrorist attacks on New York on September 11, 2001.

Before Charles Kasper headed out to the World Trade Center, he had his wife relay a message to their daughter, who had just witnessed the chaos from a park in the area that became known as Ground Zero.

“Tell Melissa and my most precious grandson, Dylan, that I will be up for them as soon as I put this fire out,” were the chief’s last words, before he headed out of his West Brighton home.

Melissa Friedman, her husband, Mark, and their 18-month-old son, Dylan, were soon evacuated from their apartment in Lower Manhattan. Mr. Kasper, 54, who was promoted to deputy chief of Manhattan’s Special Operations Command five days after the Sept. 11 attack, is listed among the missing victims.

Sept. 11 started like any ordinary day in the Kasper household. But everything changed with the flip of a dial after Laureen Kasper turned on the morning news, where images of a burning Tower 1 were flashing across the screen. She began screaming and her husband ran into the room, trying to calm her. Within minutes, she was on the phone with a panicked Melissa, and her husband’s pager started buzzing.

Mrs. Kasper told her husband she didn’t want to see any daring rescues on the news that day. As he raced out of the house, he told her that everything would be fine and made sure she told Melissa that he would come for her as soon as possible.

“He was a great guy,” Mrs. Kasper said. “He was involved with so many teams and was always working with kids. We were both teachers and he was always talking about kids