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American Defense Mfg Creates Custom Rifle For SOF Select Fundraiser Benefitting SOC-F

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11MAY2017 – Wisconsin – American Defense Mfg® will be showing and participating at the inaugural SOF Select Show May 16-18 at the Westin Harbour Island Hotel, in Tampa, Florida. Additionally, on the evening of Tuesday, the 16th, the event will host a social hour and fundraiser for the Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F) which will include a really special rifle for raffle. In Chief Shadle’s memory, American Defense Mfg® built “Shady Actual” based on the “ShadyMag” working in conjunction with Law Tactical, EOTech®, and Blue Force Gear®. Raffle tickets will only be available for this rifle at SOF Select & at the social.

About Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Brett D. Shadle:


Chief Shadle was born on March 17, 1982 in Harrisburg, PA. He was a 2000 graduate of Upper Dauphin Area High School starring on his basketball and soccer teams. Fulfilling a lifelong dream to become a Navy SEAL, he entered the Navy in July 2000. During his military service he completed many deployments around the world in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Chief Shadle was a highly decorated combat veteran with numerous awards including two Bronze Star Medals with Valor. A superb naval leader, he died in a training accident Thursday, March 28, 2013.

About Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F):
The Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, 100% volunteer, charitable organization that generates funds for the families of wounded or killed Special Operations Forces (SOF).

Our mission is to “fill in the gaps” of the care of the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community. We raise money via events and unique engagements; linking donors, industry, and SOF end users together. Funds generated from the events support Brain Injury Treatment not covered by Tri-care or the VA, SOF Gold Star Kids Camps, SOF Marriage counseling, and emergency needs as they arise. Once we have covered out internally funded initiatives, we donate like-run charitable organizations that support the Special Operations Community.

We are average American’s who care deeply about the Special Operations Community, and we created SOC-F to make a difference in the lives of the families of those who have given so much.

About American Defense Mfg®:
American Defense Mfg® was founded with an idea and a lot of hard work. What followed was the QD Auto-lock that has become the standard for QD mounting hardware. All American Defense Mfg® products are 100% designed and built in Wisconsin.

All of our products are designed by shooters with one goal in mind – quality.

Moving forward, we have evolved into a premier manufacturer of AR-15 platform rifle, that we consider “The Gentleman’s Work Gun.” With a high level of attention to detail, an eye for style, but a demand for performance, our UIC line of rifles & pistols are serious tools, for serious people.

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3 Responses to “American Defense Mfg Creates Custom Rifle For SOF Select Fundraiser Benefitting SOC-F”

  1. Frank Bryant says:

    What is the process of purchasing tickets for the rifle raffle.

    Thanks.

  2. John Smith says:

    Great information. I was looking for it.
    Thanks for sharing.