The Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation GD 912
Red Circle Foundation
Please help us raise money for The RED Circle Foundation this year for it’s annual GD9.12 Campaign. These funds go to a good place, with little spend on overhead like some other charities, this money goes into use ASAP. If you donate to a military related charity already, please keep in mind that the money raised for the Red Circle Foundation is a QRF (Quick Reaction Force) and gets put to use right away. If you want to learn more about the RCF, please visit their page at http://redcirclefoundation.org/.
Other good ways to learn about Brandon and Teammates are to read his books either in print or when driving via audio books (the audio books have some extras that the print books do not)
BEFORE HE COULD FORGE A BAND OF ELITE WARRIORS… HE HAD TO BECOME ONE HIMSELF.
Brandon Webb’s experiences in the world’s most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Red Circle provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist.
Yet it is Webb’s distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy “sniper cell” and Course Manager of the Navy SEAL Sniper Program that trained some of America’s finest and deadliest warriors-including Marcus Luttrell and Chris Kyle-that makes his story so compelling. Luttrell credits Webb’s training with his own survival during the ill-fated 2005 Operation Redwing in Afghanistan. Kyle went on to become the U.S. military’s top marksman, with more than 150 confirmed kills.
From a candid chronicle of his student days, going through the sniper course himself, to his hair-raising close calls with Taliban and al Qaeda forces in the northern Afghanistan wilderness, to his vivid account of designing new sniper standards and training some of the most accomplished snipers of the twenty-first century, Webb provides a rare look at the making of the Special Operations warriors who are at the forefront of today’s military.
Explosive, revealing, and intelligent, The Red Circle provides a uniquely personal glimpse into one of the most challenging and secretive military training courses in the world.
Knowing these great men—who they were, how they lived, and what they stood for—has changed my life. We can’t let them be forgotten. So read about these amazing men, share their stories, and learn from them as I have. We’ve mourned their deaths. Let’s celebrate their lives.”—Brandon Webb
As a Navy SEAL, Brandon Webb rose to the top of the world’s most elite sniper corps, experiencing years of punishing training and combat missions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan. Among the best of the best, he led the SEALs’ clandestine sniper training program as course manager, instructing a new generation of the world’s top snipers. Along the way, Webb served beside, trained, and supported men he came to know not just as fellow warriors, but as friends and, eventually, as heroes. Among Heroes gives his personal account of these eight extraordinary SEALs, who gave all for their comrades—and their country.
Here are the true stories behind the remarkable valor and abiding humanity of those “sheepdogs” (as they call themselves) who protect us from the wolves of the world. Of Matt “Axe” Axelson, who perished on the Lone Survivor mission in Afghanistan. Of Chris Campbell, Heath Robinson, and JT Tumilson, who were among the thirty-eight casualties of Extortion 17, the Chinook helicopter shot down in August 2011. Of Glen Doherty, Webb’s best friend for more than a decade, killed while helping secure the successful rescue and extraction of American CIA and State Department diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012; and other close friends, classmates, and fellow warriors.
In Among Heroes, Webb offers eight intensely personal profiles of uncommon courage—who these men were, what they stood for, and how they came to make the ultimate sacrifice. These are men who left behind powerfully instructive examples of what it means to be alive—and what it truly means to be a hero.
Written by the team of former Special Operations warriors who run SOFREP.com, here is the definitive account of what happened before, during, and after the deadly Benghazi attack.
On September 12th, 2012, Brandon Webb learned Glen Doherty, one of his closest friends and his former Navy SEAL teammate, was killed alongside Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and two other Americans when the U.S. State Department and CIA headquarters in Benghazi, Libya, were sieged in a shocking terrorist attack. For the next four months, Webb and his team at SOFREP.com, the world’s premier Special Ops website, embarked on a relentless investigation to understand exactly what happened to their countrymen, as well as the roles played by the Obama administration, State Department, and CIA. Drawing on unmatched sources, they spoke to individuals who would talk to no one else, including fellow Special Operations team members familiar with the African theatre, and to well-placed contacts in the Washington intelligence community. This is their report—an unforgettably gripping minute-by-minute narrative of the events and their aftermath as they really unfolded on that terrible day in Libya
Former U.S. Navy SEAL Glen Doherty was killed in action September 11th, 2012 in Benghazi Libya. Glen, also known as “Bub”, was working as a Special Operations contractor in support of U.S. interests in the region. His unit came to the aid of Ambassador Stevens and his staff, as their compound came under heavy attack. Glen’s team fought against overwhelming enemy odds to rescue over twenty State Department personnel. After transporting everyone to another compound, his team came under additional enemy rocket and mortar fire. It was here that Glen gave his life in the defense of his fellow Americans. His operational excellence, and aggressive fighting spirit ensured that the remaining team and Department of State personnel were evacuated safely.
Glen’s extraordinary heroism reflected the highest traditions of the United States Special Operations Forces. In September each year Red Circle Foundation and The Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation join together to honor the memory of Glen Doherty and recall the bravery he and his teammates exhibited on September 11th and 12th in Benghazi, Libya 2012 that saved over 20 innocent people.
We wanted to give the American public a tangible and positive way to remember Glen and at the same time encourage individuals to set new personal goals, giving them an incentive to persevere. The Crossfit community is very supportive of our event and we encourage Crossfit enthusiasts to get their gyms involved by participating in the Glen Hero of the Day Workout at their gym.
As citizens of our great nation, we all enjoy the benefits of having highly trained military personnel protect our freedoms throughout the world. At times, as Glen did, they pay the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect us.
Red Circle Foundation and The Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation were established to provide support to Special Operators and their families. At Red Circle Foundation we believe that a strong family unit is paramount in maintaining the mental and physical strength that U.S. Special Operations Forces need to carry out their assignments overseas; our mission is to provide enrichment scholarships for the children of Special Operators, and emergency gap funding in support of the families of fallen and wounded heroes. The Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation helps current and former special operations professionals transition their leadership skills through education and training, enabling soldiers who are the ‘best of the best’ to redeploy themselves, and as a society, we all reap the benefits. Providing their children and families the ability to recreate; to learn and grow through having fun.
Help us provide support to Special Operators and their families by registering today for our 2nd annual GD9.12 event, ordering a GD9.12 tshirt or donating today. Visit RedCircleFoundation.org/news today to participate.
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Glen Doherty Memorial WOD
Complete Between 09/12/2015 and Veterans Day 11/11/2015
135 pound Clean and jerk, 30 reps
Run 1 mile
15 foot Rope climb, 10 ascents
Run 1 mile
Stay Tuned for Dates and Times: Pain Cave Fitness will host the workout complete with cold beer afterward. The only thing we ask, if we supply the beer, you supply a donation to the Red Circle Foundation. That rhymed. I like it.
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