November 25, 2014 marked the 13th anniversary of the Battle of Qala-i-Jangi and the date of the first American killed in what became Operation Enduring Freedom. Johnny Micheal Spann was not only the first American killed in the conflict, but also the first CIA officer killed since 9/11. Since that time the Agency has added a total of 33 stars to the Memorial Wall.
To honor and support those who gave so completely of themselves we decided to donate 100% of the profits from this sale to the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation.
The front of the shirt is an artist rendition of Mi-17 helicopter used by the CIA's Northern Alliance Liaison Team (NALT) just after 9/11.
The back is the Memorial Wall located in the lobby of the Original Headquarters Building, with the most recent 33 stars highlighted in remembrance and accompanied by the wall's heading "IN HONOR OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY"
We got the idea to put together some kind of memorial piece some time ago. In one sense it is odd to produce a product to sell that honors those lost in a clandestine service. That oddity is not lost on us, but we feel this is a legitimate way to honor our fallen brothers and sisters. We hope you agree and will proudly help us contribute to the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation with your purchase.
Update: We were able to donate $2200 to the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation, thanks in no small part to our great supporters. Thank you all very much for your generous support and contribution to such a worthy cause.