Shirt worn by SEAL Team Six on mission to kill Osama bin Laden going to 9/11 Museum

By Bill Hutchinson New York Daily News

A shirt worn by a member of SEAL Team Six on the midnight raid that killed Osama bin Laden is being donated to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the Daily News has learned.

The brown shirt boasting a black U.S. flag designed for the nighttime mission is expected to be donated to the lower Manhattan museum within the next week.

“It’s a shirt that symbolizes the effort of the entire SEAL Team Six,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan and Queen) told The News on Wednesday.

“It’s a symbol of the success of that high-profile mission dubbed ‘Operation Neptune Spear’ that ended the global manhunt that started even before 9/11,” Maloney said.

The anonymous donor of the shirt requested that it be displayed in the museum in honor of the entire Navy Special Forces unit that took out Bin Laden during a May 2, 2011 raid on his Abbottabad, Pakistan, hideout den recovered during the raid that killed the terrorist leader.

The shirt will be displayed with other items recovered during the raid that prompted impromptu celebrations throughout New York City, Washington D.C. and the rest of the country.

“I believe it was an incredible night. Many of the Seal Team Six members thought they would not be coming back, they risked their lives,” Maloney said. “The fact that they got in and out was an incredible feat and it makes me proud to this day.”

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