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 26min:
6 Deadlifts (315lbs/205lbs), each
9 Bar Facing Burpees, synchronized
9 Bar Muscle-Ups, each
55ft Partner Barbell Carry (315lbs/205lbs)