9 November 2012; “Kantor”

It is with great sadness that I report that Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class, Matthew G. Kantor, 22, a member of the platoon the AllSport Family has been sending care packages to was killed in action during a firefight earlier this week while conducting operations in Afghanistan.

At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Navy SEAL Foundation http://www.navysealfoundation.org/donations/ ICO S02 Matthew Kantor, 1619 D Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23459.

AllSport will also begin taking care package donations for the Platoon for a round of Christmas Care Packages beginning on Monday November 12, 2012.

DAILY WOD

HERO WOD: Kantor

30 minute AMRAP….

1 round equals…

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4 Deadlift to Hang Squat Cleans (155/105)

22 Box Jumps (20″)

4 Deadlift to Hang Squat Cleans (155/105)

22 Decline Push-ups (20″)

4 Deadlift to Hang Squat Cleans (155/105)

22 Four count Flutter kicks

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Run 400m at end of every round

 

 

No Cool Down

Matthew was born in New York, N.Y., on Aug. 27, 1990, a son of Mary Jane and Kenneth Kantor, and raised in Gillette.

Matthew graduated from Watchung Hills Regional High School in June 2008, where he was a member of the Cross Country & Track & Field teams, earning the Coaches Award. He also was on the Fencing team.

He enlisted in the United States Navy on March 9, 2009, and graduated from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill., on May 8, 2009.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Kantor completed Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL School in Coronado, Calif., in May 2010. He served in an East Coast based Special Warfare Unit from May 2010 to Nov. 2012.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Kantor was deployed to Afghanistan at the time of his death and is the recipient of the Bronze Star medal (with “V” device), Purple Heart medal, Combat Action ribbon, Navy Commendation medal, Good Conduct medal, National Defense medal, Afghanistan Campaign medal, NATO medal, Navy Expert Pistol Shot medal and the Navy Expert Rifle Shot medal.

Matthew is survived by his loving parents Mary Jane and Kenneth Kantor, his sister, Alyssa, and his brother, Kristopher.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Navy Seal Foundation, ICO S02 Matthew Kantor, 1619 D Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23459.

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