Operator Cpl. Kevin van de Rijdt, 26, of the Netherlands, died Sept. 6, 2009, during heavy combat in Afghanistan. He was a member of Special Forces (Korps Commando Troepen) Task Force 55 within the Netherlands Armed Forces.
Van de Rijdt was an avid CrossFit athlete and instructor in Venlo, Netherlands. His favorite movements included deadlifts, bar muscle-ups and partner bar-facing burpees.
He is survived by his father, Paul; his mother, Karin; his sister, Wendy; his godchild; and many colleagues and friends.
With a partner, complete as many rounds as possible in 26 minutes of:
6 Deadlift, 315 lb., each
9 Bar-facing Burpees, synchronized
9 Bar Muscle up, each
55-ft. Partner Barbell Carry, 315 lb.
GHD Sit Ups
100 Meter Sprint between each set
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