"Commandancy of the The Alamo, February 24th, 1836: To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World—Fellow Citizens & compatriots—I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna—I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man—the enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken—I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls—I shall never surrender or retreat.
Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch—the enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days.
If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country—Victory or Death."
–William Barrett Travis, .Lt. Col. comdt.
Led by a Special Operator intimately familiar with Texas history, your Challenge will follow the Mexican Army advance and subsequent Battle of the Alamo. History class meets a Challenge worthy of their sacrifice: learn about Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, and Santa Anna while carrying heavy stuff with great people in the great state of Texas.
Pain is the theme of all GORUCK Challenges. Our Special Forces Cadres will ensure it’s pain with purpose by pushing individuals out of their comfort zones and building each class into a team. Train hard and show up ready. It’s worth it.
Cadre Clay comes from a place where chaos is normal….California….so it made sense that he would join Special operations. He loves to work out until it hurts, and he plans on sharing his philosophy with everyone. When he isn’t on one of his many deployments he can be found spending time with his family throwing axes and drinking beers.