Nine Line Apparel is proud to further expand its American Made shirt options to some of our most popular designs. American manufacturing is an ongoing strategic initiative for us – and while Nine Line Apparel has always been designed and printed in the USA, this further development of our American-sourced and –produced product line is an exciting new option for our brand and our customers!
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 werení´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.
I felt it was only appropriate to have this shirt beings I attended high school with Tyrone Woods I was a senior when he was a sophomore. Amazing kid I knew he would be a special person in this world. This is me with his Dad who had flown over September 11 this year to see Tyrone’ Memorial in Oregon City.
Nineline is perhaps my favorite company from which to buy my t-shirts. I know I'll receive a quality item that is 100% cotton, that holds up well to multiple washings and looks smart. Too many companies today seem to use inferior quality shirts that are not all cotton, which means your body can't breathe the way it should and/or after several washings you'll see that the other shirts will start to pill. You end up with little bead like areas of threads that have pulled and rolled into little balls, and they are quite uncomfortable. Not with Nineline shirts. Several of mine are 3 years or older and still feel like the day I got them.
This order was one that proves Nineline is a great company and cares about their customers. I own quite a few of their shirts and hoodies, about 20 all together, and it is rare that a shirt arrives with an issue. However this was one of those times. As soon as I pulled it from the package I could see right away that the design was off center. Not a lot, but enough that it was noticeable. I contacted them to let them know of my delimna and quickly received the "we will be in touch in 24-48 hours." Once they contacted me it was very quick and both Kathlene and Nicole went out of their way to make sure I was satisfied. They could have easily said "sorry, it's a limited print the best we can do is refund your money." Instead Kathlene had me send her some pictures of the shirt and then let me know that she was having another shirt printed for me. She did say that it might take several days until it was done but once it was shipped I would receive a tracking number. From the time they contacted me until the day I received the shirt was less then a week. I couldn't ask for better response to my situation.
It is service like this that will keep me a Nineline customer for a long time coming.
This has become my favorite shirts to wear. I’ve gotten so many compliments and positive feedback and opinions wearing it. A few asked for the website where I bought it. It was my first order and won’t be my last.
Great product, i have had many stranger come up to me and thank me for my service, but also comment on what a great message of never forget the sacrifice our men and woman do for us that serve our country....THIS GREAT COUNTRY.
My daughter Kiernan Hull, is a Rodeo Princess. When I wore it to her Rodeo, several people stopped me and said - “That’s so True!” I wore it to Range Training and I loved how it felt and how it didn’t restrict movement under my armor. Dr. Hull