Leading tactical equipment and apparel company 5.11 has teamed with wounded warrior and graphic designer LeGrand Strickland to design a one-of-a-kind t-shirt to help veterans and their families pay for education.
The limited edition Folds of Honor t-shirt from 5.11 features an eagle flying above a folded American flag. It was designed by Strickland, who left his job as a graphic designer to serve during Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq. During his deployment, he was severly wounded by a roadside bomb and eventually lost both of his legs.
"I've always believed that education is a gift that can't be taken, and offering that gift to my children was a goal I wasn't ready to give up on," Strickland said in a release from 5.11. "The support Folds of Honor offered my family during a time of critical need is something I'll always be thankful for; they made obtaining a quality education possible for our children. Having the opportunity to give back and support the organization by tapping into my design skills, and working with 5.11's innovative product development team has truly been a privilege."
The t-shirt retails for $22.99 and will be available at various retailers nationwide. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides wounded warriors and their familes with education subsidies and tuition assistance.
"Our 5.11 Tactical team is tremendously excited to work with the Folds of Honor Foundation and Sgt. Strickland, whose dedication to both our country and his family are a true inspiration and embody our 'Always Be Ready' mindset," said Tom Davin, CEO at 5.11 Tactical. "We are honored to support Folds of Honor and their ongoing mission of providing scholarships to veterans' families."