ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) – In the days after 9/11, the first group of special forces were sent to battle the worst enemy the country had ever know. It was a successful mission, but a covert one, so America would never know. They returned to their lives as if nothing happened.
Now they’re retired, But these days, the only mission they’re working on is 95-proof, and building the American Freedom Distillery, set to open sometime this fall in St. Petersburg.
For former Green Beret Scott Neil, this is the very definition of the American Dream. After a lifetime in special operations, he found a place to retire with his family — a place to start a business with the brothers he risked his life with.