We Are All Americans

Armed Forces Brewing Company’s Robert J. O’Neill delivers a powerful message of unity that our country desperately needs. While standing beside one of the New York Fire Department trucks whose crew gave the ultimate sacrifice on 9-11-01, Rob reminds us that we are all in this together in the greatest country in the world.

To learn more about the heroics of NYFD Squad 252 and former Navy Seal Robert J. O’Neill, scroll down.


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FDNY Squad 252 Engine

On September 11, 2001, Fire Department New York (FDNY) responded to the World Trade Center with over 214 units, including 112 engines, 58 ladder trucks, five rescue companies, seven squad companies. four marine units, and all the support and command/control accompanying this massive response. The response was equivalent to five 5-alarm fires. FDNY lost 343 fire and rescue personnel in service on 9-11. Nearly 100 FDNY vehicles were destroyed.

Following the events at World Trade Center on 9-11, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recovered artifacts associated with the buildings as well as FDNY equipment and vehicles at the site. Of the fire engines and trucks that responded on 9-11, the Port Authority recovered and preserved four vehicles as artifacts.

Through an assessment with the Port Authority, the Americans in Wartime Museum acquired Squad 252 Engine, an EMS vehicle and several pieces of steel from the World Trade Center for the future museum, which will be built in Prince William County, Virginia. In keeping with the Museum’s mission, Squad 252 Engine highlights the courage and sacrifice of American men and women who serve their nation in uniform and on the home front.

Learn more at  https://www.americansinwartime.org

The Crew of FDNY Squad 252 Engine

Squad 252 is one of seven squads in the elite FDNY Special Operations Command. Located in Brooklyn, New York, Squad 252 was established in July 1998. This highly trained unit responded to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, with a crew of six FDNY members – one officer and five firefighters.


When the order came to evacuate the North Tower, Lieutenant Timothy Higgins and his crew from Squad 252 kept climbing. They said they were on their way to help other firefighters. “We’ll meet you,” Lt. Higgins shouted to another firefighter as they passed.


All members of Squad 252 Engine made the supreme sacrifice and died in the line of duty on the morning of 9-11. We honor their courage, their selflessness, and their heroism. They were fathers, husbands, sons, brothers, uncles, friends. They were ordinary Americans who led extraordinary lives. The fallen members of Squad 252 Engine from September 11, 2001, are:

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Building Our Brewery Together

We plan to use your investment to brew great beer and grow our brand and distribution. To date, we have been contract brewing, a model we will soon outgrow. We plan to eventually acquire an existing brewery or build our own facility. We plan to build a team to scale Armed Forces Brewing Company across the country, and eventually internationally as well.

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America Deserves Great Beer

Armed Forces Brewing Company is a Military tribute craft brewing company that pays homage to our great American Military – both active duty and Veterans.


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When you invest, you receive real stock in our company – one share of Class C Non-Voting Common Stock for every $10.00 you invest. But there’s more. In addition to owning equity in our company, we give you special “perks” depending on the amount you invest. Check out the great additional benefits of owning stock in Armed Forces Brewing Company here.

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Lieutenant Timothy Higgins

“His last hour was his finest,” said his son, Christopher. “He gave himself in an attempt to save others.”

Timothy Higgins was born on March 2‚ 1958‚ in Brooklyn‚ New York. He was the third of six children in a family with firefighting in its blood. At the minimum age of 21‚ he began what would be a 22-year career with the New York City Fire Department. In April of 2000‚ he was promoted to Lieutenant and took a position as the Department’s Rescue Scuba coordinator before again being reassigned to Squad 252‚ also in his native Brooklyn.

As a firefighter‚ he was someone who was relentless in his devotion to his job. His lack of fear and creative instincts helped him to accomplish his life saving tasks with veteran skill. He was highly trained in many different department operations‚ learning anything that would improve his ability to save lives. He instructed many of his fellow firefighters with a unique approach that helped him improve those around him as well as furthering his own personal experience. Although truly modest‚ Lt. Tim Higgins himself was awarded a medal of bravery and many smaller citations.

As a man‚ his devotion to his work was second only to the devotion he showed to all of his family. He was a person who also had a song in his heart that he could often be found singing out loud. He never missed an opportunity to laugh hard or to just simply have a good time. 

Lieutenant Timothy Higgins was 43 when he gave his life in the line of duty. 

Firefighter Tarel Coleman

“At 5 years old, he stuck his head inside an incinerator to see a fire. That’s when we basically knew he was going to be a firefighter,” Coleman’s brother John Coleman Jr. remembered. “We didn’t notice anything until we got upstairs and saw that he had no eyebrows, no eyelashes and no hairline.”

Tarel Coleman joined the FDNY in 1993 and was nicknamed Prozac not because he took the mood-balancing drug, but because sometimes he needed to calm down a little especially in his  intense style of play as a defensive back with the FDNY football team. A father of two‚ he also played softball for three teams and loved the Knicks and the Giants. His brother John is also a New York City firefighter.

His chattiness and high-strung curiosity were viewed as charming by his friends. Whenever he prepared a lasagna dinner for his mother, Laurel Jackson, in her Jamaica, Queens, home, she would just watch her son patiently, with her head propped on her hand. “You couldn’t stop him,” she said. “You had to sit there and listen.”

Coleman had an intensity that was viewed with dread by his team’s opponents and by the referees of the league games he played for the Fire Department. Everyone knew, after all, that he did not suffer bad calls gladly.

Tarel Coleman was 32 years old when he passed away on 9-11-01.

Firefighter Tom Kuveikis

“He was the kind of firefighter who would always go deeper than he was expected to,” said fellow firefighter Richard Sweeney. “He was a very aggressive fireman”

Firefighter Tom Kuveikis was a 24-year veteran of the New York Fire Department, and a member of Squad 252 for five years. “He had already made a name for himself when we met because of how tough he was,” fellow Firefighter fellow firefighter Richard Sweeney recalled. There was also a softer side to Kuveikis. For several years, members of Squad 252 visited a priest at St. Barbara’s Roman Catholic Church in Bushwick around Christmas and asked for the name of the poorest family in the parish. They would contact the family, set up a Christmas tree in their home, and present them gifts. “That was Tom’s idea,” Sweeney said. “He was the type of guy that you could always count on.” 

Born in Brooklyn in 1953, he joined the FDNY in August 1977. In his spare time, Kuveikis pursued carpentry, a skill he learned from his father, Peter. He would work 48-hour shifts at the firehouse, drive to East Hampton to remodel his sister’s eyeglass shop, and then drive back to his Carmel, N.Y. home. Nicknamed “the poor businessman” by his father, Kuveikis was known for undercharging people for carpentry jobs that he did.  Once a year, Kuveikis would donate a day of carpentry to the Putnam County Land Trust, and that one day he donated was usually stretched to two or three. 

Tom Kuveikis was 48 years old at the time of his passing. 

Firefighter Peter Langone

“If you needed something done, it would be and you wouldn’t know who did it, then you’d find out it was Peter,” said his sister Joanna Ciborowski. “He did things without fanfare. You didn’t have to ask twice.”

Firefighter Peter Langone was a 14-year FDNY veteran and a New York City police officer before joining the Fire Department. Langone’s father‚ Paul‚ was a volunteer firefighter in Roslyn‚ N.Y. for many years. Langone was a volunteer with the same department as was his brother‚ Tommy‚ a police officer with New York City’s Emergency Service Unit‚ who also died in the World Trade Center attack. 

Peter was a driver with Engine Company 252 in Bushwick, Brooklyn and was the “elder statesman” at the firehouse, according to Firefighter James O’Connor. He drove the truck and showed rookies the ropes, speaking bluntly at times. “He never beat around the bush,” Firefighter O’Connor said. He also liked to hunt, and in good years that meant venison stew in the firehouse.

Peter Langone was 41 when he made the ultimate sacrifice.

Firefighter Pat Lyons

“There was nothing he felt in his life he couldn’t do,” said his mother Pat Lyons. “And if something didn’t work out he’d move on. And he succeeded.”

Patrick Lyons joined the FDNY in 1990. He attended the New York Institute of Technology on a baseball scholarship and played quarterback on the FDNY football team. He became a firefighter like his father, a retired lieutenant, and loved his work at Squad 252 in Brooklyn. Lyons also started a limousine business that grew from one car to six.

Lyons was a Miami Dolphins fan who loved football in all its forms. He played quarterback for the fire department team and flag football for Suffolk County. On September 10, 2001, he was watching Monday Night Football at home while he and his wife, Irene, got the nursery ready for the baby they were expecting. The phone rang, and the fire department asked if he could work overtime the next day.

Irene gave birth to their first child on October 7‚ 2001. Patrick Mate Lyons came into the world with his father’s eyes and eyebrows and sunny nature.

Pat Lyons was 34 at the time of his death.

Firefighter Kevin Prior

Kevin M. Prior was a proud firefighter with FDNY Squad 252 and, because of his deep commitment to his Bellmore‚ N.Y. community, also a member of the Bellmore Volunteer Fire Department.

Following in the footsteps of his father who retired from the NYPD in 1983, he served as a police officer in New York City’s 88th Precinct for one year before he joined FDNY in July 1995. Kevin loved fishing, golfing, skiing and scuba diving and his boat “Fire Escape.” He had a great sense of humor and was the life of any party… stories of his antics would liven up a room with laughter.

He was looking forward to taking the lieutenant’s test and loved being a firefighter. He thought he had the best job in the world and he expected to have a long and proud career.

Kevin Prior was 28 when he passed away on 9-11-01.