DEA hosts Maltz Challenge at CrossFit Republic, honoring local fallen hero

REPUBLIC, Mo. -- Republic CrossFit and the DEA teamed up Saturday morning for a fitness challenge event honoring fallen service members.

The man honored at Saturdays event, SPG Christopher G. Stark from Monett. He was 22 when he died in 2011 while serving in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Law enforcement, military, and emergency responders all showed up to take part, paying tribute to a local 2019 honoree who was from the Ozarks.
For Republic CrossFit, they say hosting the event goes hand in hand with their own efforts to honor the country's fallen heroes.