A Memorial Workout was held Saturday to benefit the families of our nation’s fallen heroes, Capt. Andrew Ross and Sergeant 1st Class Eric Emond.

Ross, 29, and Emond, 39, who both lived in Aberdeen, were killed in November by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. It was the deadliest attack against U.S. forces in Afghanistan last year. The service members were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, based at Fort Bragg. 


Photo courtesy of The Green Beret Foundation

Also killed in the attack was Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, 25, of Hookstown, Pennsylvania. Jason Mitchell McClary died days later at the military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. He was 24 years old and from Export, Pennsylvania.

The workout was held at Evolution Athletics in West End and was co-hosted by The Green Beret Foundation and Fort Bragg Steel Magnolias.

“The Memorial WOD for CPT Drew Ross and SFC Eric Emond was an enormous success,” said Lindsey Welch, the Steel Magnolias Ft. Bragg Chapter Chair. “As a wife to a Green Beret, it was so powerful to see the outpouring of support from the local community, both military and civilian, honoring these two great men and their families. The Green Beret Foundation and the Ft. Bragg Steel Mags were honored to co-host such a memorable, and lucrative event with Evolution Athletics.”


Photo courtesy of The Green Beret Foundation.

The event saw about 150 people show up, and 100 percent of the proceeds went directly to the families. There are a few ways people can still show their support.

Donations can be made to the Emond family at www.massfallenheroes.org 

If you would like to send a letter, card or note of encouragement to the Emond family, you may mail it or drop it off at 163 E. New Hampshire Ave. Southern Pines, NC 28387 and address it to Allie Emond, C/O Sage Harvest Gourmet Jerky.

Donations to Andrew Ross’ wife, Felicia, can be made at https://mealtrain.com/34o0rw

Feature photo: (L,R) Capt. Andrew Ross and Sergeant 1st Class Eric Emond.






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