Chris Pratt is best known for his roles as Andy Dwyer in Parks and Recreation and “Star Lord” in Guardians of the Galaxy.
He is also one of Hollywood’s more patriotic actors.
A couple years ago, Chris was in China for Memorial Day but that didn’t stop him from posting an adorable video of his young son saying the pledge of allegiance.
This Memorial Day was a lot like that one. He was again out of the country, but again, that didn’t stop him from honoring the troops.
Pratt was with John Krasinski, known for his roll as Jim Halpert in The Office. They were in the U.K. but still managed to show their patriotism.
They both completed The Murph Challenge, a hardcore workout that raises awareness for fallen soldiers.
It consists of:
- a one-mile run
- 100 pull-ups
- 200 push-ups
- 300 air squats
- a final one-mile run while wearing a 20-lb. body vest.
This workout is not for the weak!
The workout challenge raises money and awareness for the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation. Lt. Michael P. Murphy was a Navy SEAL who gave his life during the line of duty in Afghanistan in 2007.
His story is told in the movie “Lone Survivor.”
Via The Murph Challenge:
LT. Michael P. Murphy (SEAL) was the officer-in-charge of a four-man SEAL element in support of Operation Red Wings, tasked with finding a key anti-coalition militia commander near Asadabad, Afghanistan.
Shortly after inserting into the objective area, the SEALs were spotted by three goat herders who were initially detained and then released.
It is believed the goat herders immediately reported the SEALs’ presence to Taliban fighters.
Here is what Pratt posted to his Instagram:
And here is Krasinski’s:
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It’s amazing to see people show such support for our troops.
It’s even better when actors who many young people look up to do it.
And in such an epic fashion…bravo, men.