SOLDIERS OF STEEL

One of Aaron Fouraker’s buddies captures him (in the foreground)…

One of Aaron Fouraker’s buddies captures him (in the foreground) and a couple more of his brothers in arms as they begin a night patrol in the Saddar City suburb of Al Fadhal in 2007.

“Retirement” conjures a vision of old folks relaxing, soaking up the sun and spending their children’s inheritance in fun-filled destinations. “Medical retirement” has a darker meaning, especially when it refers to a GI still in his 20’s. Aaron Fouraker and Andrew Brady both learned the hard way why medical retirement isn’t a popular career path. Both soldiers received purple hearts battling al-Qaida and Iraqi insurgents. On homecoming, both turned their boyhood love of firearms into gunsmithing businesses, while they continue to heal.

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Formerly a 3-gun match shooter, Brady hopes the nerve damage heals in his shooting hand allowing him to compete again.

Delta Company Arms
Aaron Fouraker is just 24 years old, a self-described shooting enthusiast from Russelville, AR fascinated with firearms and shooting at an early age. Some college under his belt, Fouraker joined the Army.

“I joined the Army May 2005,” Fouraker said, “and left for basic training at Ft. Benning at the Infantry school in December. Then I went to Airborne School for three weeks. When I came home on leave, I got married, assigned to Ft. Bragg and the 82nd Airborne Division in June 2006.” When he got to Bragg, Fouraker was assigned to Delta Company 1/504, which is the inspiration for his business name.

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Delta Company Arms’ DTX-15 is a joint venture that sports Lone Star Armory’s billet upper and lower receivers.

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  • To all those Men and ladies who have been put in harms way to protect us from evil wherever it may be I pray that God will bless you and your familys, any injury’s that you may have received physical or emotional will heal quickly.Whatever your endevours now are I hope they are blessed and prosper as well.May God bless you and your love ones and keep all the days of your lives and thank you again for keeping us safe!!!!!!!!!!

  • I had the opportunity to meet Aaron and Brady this last August at their shop. They fit a 300 BLK barrel to my AR-pistol.
    As an Army Ranger in RVN, I can appreciate the sacrifices both made for their country in the Sandbox.

    They make quality products, and run a great shop.

    God Bless both,

    Rich
    SW Idaho

  • Glen Chalker

    To all those Men and ladies who have been put in harms way to protect us from evil wherever it may be I pray that God will bless you and your familys, any injury’s that you may have received physical or emotional will heal quickly.Whatever your endevours now are I hope they are blessed and prosper as well.May God bless you and keep all the days of your lives and thank you for keeping us safe.
    Glen Chalker
    Canberra Australia.

  • Rich

    From an old Army Ranger to one of the new breed of paratroopers: Glad to see you in print my young friend.
    Better, glad to see you are recovering; and that you are moving forward. Best of wishes in the business venture.

    Rich
    Sua Sponte