"When you get knocked down, you get right back up.
It doesn’t matter if it’s sports or combat or life.
You get right back up."
– Major Joe Warner, Green Beret
Bragg Heavy has been described as the King of All Rucks. The miles, the weight, the freezing cold water, the wind and the rain–and it all goes down on the same hallowed grounds where Special Forces candidates train during the Special Forces Qualification Course. The Joe Warner Memorial Bragg Heavy honors our friend and brother: a Green Beret/GORUCK Cadre who also completed Bragg Heavy 2.0 as a participant, and who tragically passed too soon. In his words:
"I knew at some point during Bragg Heavy 2.0 I would be tempted to quit. Yes, I’m not too proud to admit it...Ranger, SFQC, SERE, Combat Diver, USMA, interrogator school, yeah they all sucked. But my gut told me that none of those experiences could pack as much suck into a 28 hour period like the ultimate GORUCK team event could (I was correct)."
While in Fayetteville, make sure to visit the Airborne and Special Operations Museum with your fellow GRT’s to learn about the storied history of the people who have trained on the same grounds as the Joe Warner Memorial Bragg Heavy. Then come and pay your respects by earning the coveted Bragg Heavy patch. This is the unofficial cold weather GRT Family Reunion. In Special Forces fashion, also expect a huge Ruckoff afterwards.
One of the OG (Original Gangsta) Cadre, Dan has been instrumental in the development of various GORUCK events -- and he's always sure to sum up his thoughts in killer power-point presentations of no fewer than 40 slides. He's fond of smoking cigarettes and drinking beer at any elevation.