Did you play Contra back in 1987? It was originally a coin operated arcade game developed by Konami, which then moved onto the NES in 1988.
In Contra, the player controls one of two armed military commandos named Bill and Lance, who are sent on a mission to neutralize a terrorist organization called Red Falcon that is secretly planning to take over the Earth. It’s very retro and I’ve never played it personally. Just saw this Contra Sweater and thought how awesome it looked.