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Veterans Week Workouts – Workout #5/5

Workout #5: “Aunt Laur”

Laura Jean Lekich Gilmartin graduated Summa Cum Laude from Stony Brook University in 1989 and, as a member of the Reserve Officer Training Corps, was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Air Force. She then earned her Medical Degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1993, and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She honorably served her country at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, California, where she achieved the rank of Major and was awarded the Medal of Commendation for Meritorious Service. Following discharge from the Air Force, she continued her service to her country by providing medical care for our nation’s Veterans.

In 2002 Laura and her family returned to Eastern Long Island and settled in East Quogue. Her sense of Community Service led her to a position in the Medical Unit of the Suffolk County Correctional Facility. Sadly, she lost her hard fought battle with cancer July 15, 2007. In addition to her family she is survived by many loving friends & co-workers at the Riverhead Correctional Facility Medical Unit. We miss her terribly and are thankful for her service!

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“Aunt Laur”

Laurie enjoyed running and completed several marathons, so this workout is:

Complete a 5K for time

Fitness Advantage & CrossFit North Tribe are sponsors of the Southold Athletics Association 5K & Fun Run, held on 11/14/15. Perfect timing to complete “Aunt Laur”! Go after it and be sure to share with us how you did!