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On June 15, 2011, 19-year-old Private First Class Kyle Hockenberry (4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division) lost both his legs and his left arm in an IED attack while on foot patrol in Haji Ramuddin, Afghanistan. In recognition of his tremendous courage, sacrifice and devotion to duty, Kyle was awarded one of the military's highest honors, the Purple Heart.
Three weeks before being deployed to Afghanistan, Kyle and some friends went and got tattooed. Kyle chose the phrase "For Those I Love I Will Sacrifice". Little did Kyle know just how meaningful his new tattoo would soon become.
A year later, after countless operations and surgeries, the impossibly brave Kyle is on the road to recovery and has begun to walk using prosthetics. Meanwhile, Kyle's tattoo has since taken on a life of its own.
The line - or lyric - is originally from an Indecision song written back in 1996. And that is why the band has decided to make these special shirts in order to raise money to support Kyle's recovery.
Proceeds from the sale of this limited edition t-shirt will be donated to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation in Kyle's honor. The sole purpose of this amazing Foundation is to honor the legacy of love given to us by Stephen Siller, FDNY, who laid down his life on 9/11, by "doing good" in his name. The mission is to follow Stephen's footsteps through support of children who have lost a parent, firefighters, and military who have been seriously injured and sacrifice their quality of life in the line of duty. https://tunneltotowersfoundation.org