Benghazi Hero John “Tig” Tiegen – What is He Up to Now?

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John “Tig” Tiegen was one of the annex heroes in the 13 hour battle in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. He lives the term “Semper Fi” in his endeavors. A US Marine veteran and security consultant, he and his wife Margaret are doing their level best to help others who have served our nation. He also has several public events that you might want to know about.

Tig is a co-author of the book “13 Hours, the Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.” The book led to the Movie “13 Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”

Gunny Newton

GySgt Larry Newton, Ret., is the recipient of a project by the Tiegen Foundation to purchase a new mobile home for himself and his grandson. When Gunny’s wife and daughter died, he promised his wife that their grandson would remain with the family. But it has been a constant struggle, and  the Gunny’s health is in decline. The mobile home they live in is old and delapidated. Tig started a GoFundMe to help him, as well as promoting an event in which they’ve teamed up with Omar “Crispy” Avila & Heroes Sports in San Antonio, TX. There will be a cleanup on April 28  at the Newton home. Come out and help them!

GySgt Newton and his wife, now deceased

GySgt Newton’s mobile home in need of help

Other events:

Tig will also be at the NRA show in Dallas, Texas on May 4-6. He’ll be at the KAHR firearms booth from 10-12 on Friday and Saturday, and the Brownells Booth from 1:30 to 3 both days.

He’ll be the Keynote speaker at Veteran’s Park in Clearwater, Florida on May 28 from 10:30-12.

Beyond the Battlefield Warrior Weekend will be July 13-14. Attendees must purchase tickets in advance at

He’ll  be the Keynote Speaker at American Legion Post 533 F4 Jet Fund Raiser in Bastrop, TX on August 10.

Sept 14-15, Friday from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 11 a.m., he will be at  the ATF Bash featuring Drew Estate Cigar – Outlaw Cigar Co and Brownells in
Kansas City, MO


Here is the video of his time with Tank at Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children:

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