Retired Lt. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Pitman Sr., whose heroics in piloting a helicopter that allowed police to shoot and kill sniper Mark Essex earned him the gratitude of city leaders, was 84. In nearly four decades as a Marine, including three combat tours in Vietnam, Pitman earned numerous medals: including Silver Stars for valor, Distinguished Flying Crosses and a Purple Heart. But in an interview with The Times-Picayune in 2013, Pitman said perhaps his proudest achievement was being named an honorary New Orleans Police Department captain for flying the helicopter that turned the tide as police exchanged gunfire with Essex. Pitman never sought permission from his superiors to fly that mission, he said, only forgiveness. “The thing with him was, if you’re going to be a Marine, you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do,” his son, Charles Pitman Jr., said. “He was always happy he did what he did.”

Retired Lt. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Pitman Sr., whose heroics in piloting a helicopter that allowed police to shoot and kill sniper Mark Essex earned him the gratitude of city leaders, was 84.

In nearly four decades as a Marine, including three combat tours in Vietnam, Pitman earned numerous medals: including Silver Stars for valor, Distinguished Flying Crosses and a Purple Heart.

But in an interview with The Times-Picayune in 2013, Pitman said perhaps his proudest achievement was being named an honorary New Orleans Police Department captain for flying the helicopter that turned the tide as police exchanged gunfire with Essex.

Pitman never sought permission from his superiors to fly that mission, he said, only forgiveness.

“The thing with him was, if you’re going to be a Marine, you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do,” his son, Charles Pitman Jr., said. “He was always happy he did what he did.”

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Grey Team Joins #GivingTuesday

Grey Team Joins #GivingTuesday

Grey Team will participate in our first-ever #GivingTuesday on December 3, 2019 to raise funds to proceed with our new initiative Operation Liberate & Elevate.

This is Phase 1 of our mission directive. During this operation, we have instituted the build-out of our safe space for qualified veterans to gather and gain comfort from community. Additionally, they will have access to a full spectrum of on-site holistic health, wellness, and fitness services at no cost.

What Is GivingTuesday?

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Matching Dollar for Dollar.

 To help raise awareness, Facebook is matching up to $7 million in eligible donations made on Facebook during GivingTuesday 2019.

Support Grey Team This #GivingTuesday

The Long Recovery. (A Soldier’s Fight Against PTSD)

Jaques (last name excluded for confidentiality purposes) was a US Army combat soldier who served in Afghanistan. He returned to the United States after an IED explosion went off, sending him flying over eight feet from where he was standing. As a result of that explosion, two of his fellow soldiers were not as lucky as Jaques, and were killed.

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Thursday Daily PT (09-20-2019)

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HAMSTRINGS/GLUTES

Lying Leg Curl
12,10,8,6,4 drop 20

 

Seated Leg Curl
12,10,8,8

 

Barbell Good Morning (Shoulder width stance)/Dumbbell Stiff Leg Deadlift
4 sets of 12/12
(1:2:1:0)

 

Leg Press 
(Feet high and wide on platform)
12,10,8,6,4 drop 20

 

Barbell Hip Thrust
12,10,8,8

 

Barbell Walking Lunge
3 sets of 8
(1:2:1:0)