Good question. Fellow CrossFitters name a number of WODs after fallen service personnel. One of the best known is ‘Murphy,’ named after a 29 year old U.S. Navy Lieutenant called Michael Murphy who died in Afghanistan in 2005.
A Hero WOD is therefore about honoring a fallen hero. Be warned, however; some of them (in fact all of them) are designed to put you in a world of hurt and make you question why you’re doing them. This brings the entire Hero WOD into perspective.