About The Design:
Following the removal of Muammar Gaddafi from power, the country of Libya was left in a largely ungoverned state, with militant and radical Islamic groups rising in power, as the fledgling government struggled to find its footing. Benghazi had been a major hub during the Libyan revolution and acted as home base for the CIA operatives in that area. The existence of the facility, and its personnel, was classified until after the events of that fateful night.
On the evening of September 11, 2012, the attack began at the US State Department compound. The CIA base (the "Annex") was one mile down the road, and the sound of gunfire and explosions echoed throughout the city. Six security officers, ex-military and security contractors at the base, geared up and prepared for action. They were: Mark Geist (former Marine), Kris "Tanto" Paronto (former Army Ranger), Sergeant John "Tig" Tiegen (former Marine), Tyrone Woods (former SEAL), and two other operatives (a former Marine and former SEAL), whose true identities remain confidential. Fully armed and vehicles loaded, they were told to stand down, to let the Libyans guarding the compound handle the situation. As the security team waited impatiently, distress calls came from the burning compound, and they decided that they weren't going to wait any longer, orders be damned.
The six man team set out in armored vehicles towards the compound, making the last leg of the one mile journey on foot. When they arrived, Ambassador Chris Stevens was missing, and officer Sean Smith was dead. Before the team could retreat back to the Annex with the surviving State Department staff, a firefight broke out at the compound. The team fought back, protecting the personnel until they were able to load into the armored vehicles and return to the Annex.
Shortly after reaching their base, however, it, too, was under attack. The firefight waged through the night, and amidst the mortar fire, security operatives Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty lost their lives. Doherty was the only support that came for the security team that fateful night, flying in from Tripoli when the distress calls were sent. No other air or ground support was dispatched, and the men were left on their own to defend the staff, until they were all finally able to evacuate the facility and reach the airport.
While the security team fought for their lives and lives of the personnel, elsewhere in Benghazi, Ambassador Christopher Stevens was horrifically tortured and killed.
This shirt is for those who lost their lives that fateful night. It is for those men who stood their ground, and refused to stand by while their fellow Americans were being attacked and killed. This shirt is for Christopher Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith, and Glen Doherty.
Nine Line is proud to support the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation, and have donated over $20,000 from the sale of the Benghazi design.
Nine Line is an American Clothing Company with American made Apparel and Accessories - Veteran Owned and Operated.
I buy half of my shirts here
The shirt is great and the message is even greater!
We will never forget!
As a veteran, I respect what this company does with it's donations and causes. With that said these shirts are all bad ass. Quality is top, size and fit are on spot.
The amount of comments/looks you get are a great tribute to the pride of this great country.
Being a fit ex military guy, I wore this shirt into my local 🌟 bucks and it was like an old West Town scene. Hushed tones, odd stares, people politely moving out of the way, some tears and fears. The best reaction was a few liberal heads exploding, almost like a madusa effect.
All kidding aside, keep up the good work and message Nine Line.
Out of the bag perfection.
Delivered very quickly (wasn't expecting it yet). T-shirt quality and color were excellent, and fit so well. Exceeding my expectations in all categories. Not only would I recommend it, or 'say' I would buy it again, but...I already did!
The Benghazi shirt design has been very well thought out. The simple design gives honor to those unfortunate enough to be there. While respectfully paying a humble tribute to those that did not survive the horrific attack...
I have been getting a constant flow of compliments on the T-shirt. Very surprised at all the positive attention the Benghazi shirt(s) receive. Deservedly so, but the volume of comments still suprises me.
Nine Line has impressed me so deeply with there products, customer service, and mission that I am definitely a customer for life! 5 stars 'cuz I can't give 6.