The Hennigan Bracelet, made from the uniforms of Army SGT Matt Hennigan (KIA) & his best friend, Army SGT Peter Stilian
The symbolism behind this Bracelet-
- Matt's uniform in inverted, symbolizing that his life was taken, killed in action because of the enemy
- Peter's uniform is not inverted, symbolizing his honor and duty as a servic...e member for this great nation
- "MATT HENNINGAN. JUNE 30, 2010" is stamped on Matt's uniform, to state the date his life was taken
- "A BROTHER NOT FORGOTTEN" is stamped on Peter's uniform, to symbolize Peter's mission, carrying the fact that Matt died a hero and it should not be forgotten
- The Bracelet is tied together with a stitch like single pattern, sewn with black thread, symbolizing Matt's death, but stitched together, holding the uniforms of a brotherhood that once served together. Stitched irregular as a sign of healing from a wound
Army Sgt. Matthew R. Hennigan, 20, from Las Vegas, Nevada, died June 30, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
Assigned to the 173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany, Killed in Action, June 30 2010 at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained earlier in Tangi Valley, Afghanistan when enemy forces attacked his unit with machine gun fire.
Matt joined the Army at 17 and was proud to be in the 173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, out of Bamberg, Germany.
Matt was a 2007 Silverado High School graduate.
He has been recommended for the Bronze Star medal for heroism, and was promoted posthumously to Sergeant.