Posted June 19, 2020 3:41 pm by Comments

By Ben Philippi

Frank DeSomma and his son Cody, photographed outside the POF-USA factory in Phoenix, Arizona in 2014. (Photo: Ben Philippi/
Frank DeSomma, president and CEO of Patriot Ordnance Factory, passed away yesterday at the age of 57. He will be missed dearly.
He leaves behind a wonderful family and many friends. He also leaves behind a company he poured his heart, soul, and passion into. He loved God, family, country, and freedom.
I had the pleasure of spending some time with Frank over the years. He was always laughing and joking and chasing the American dream. He was a good-natured, lovable guy who inspired the people around him. There wasn’t a major holiday that went by that I didn’t receive a text from Frank wishing me well.
In 2014, I had the pleasure of visiting the POF-USA factory and photographing Frank and his son Cody for my book We The People. Frank invited me in with open arms. He was always interested in supporting and promoting the Second Amendment.
It was always a pleasure to see Frank at trade shows as well. He’d be there all week, excited to talk to everyone about his new products and ideas. In fact, it wasn’t uncommon for him to


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