Corfield, Frank "Lee", Sgt

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43151A-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
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Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1970-1971, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
Service Years
1967 - 1971
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What are you doing now:
I was a Asst Mgr of McDonalds Pittsburgh Pa. Actually the snitch for the Big Mac. Long Story goes with this. Also drove for Purolator Courior Corp. Had routes in Pittsburgh where 
I would put 89 miles a day in the city. Then I got a route where I drove to Cleveland 5 nights a week. I liked that route the best. I could harass the Cleveland Brown and Indian Fans because I was from Pittsburgh. I did that for about 2 years. Oh yes, 3 Snow belts on the way up and 3 snow belts on the way home. Guess you have to love snow  LOL.

I married my wife Donna in May 9th,1970. We actually started dating in 1964, (9th Grade). Today, we have a daughter Tracey, born at Dover AFB) & 2 sons Jason & Sean, both served in U S Army. Today they each have 2 kids each. It's great being Grandparents.

I also served 18 years with the Big Knob Vol Fire Dept. Worked for Community Ambulance in Aliquippa for about 5 years in the 80's.

I recently retired from Horsehead Corporation as a Bricklayer 32 years of service. 

I was formally the Newsletter Editor & Secretary for Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 862 here in Beaver County Pa. Gave it up after 17 years.
Presently I am the Webmaster and SPOC. (Single Point of Contact)
We are the largest VVA chapter in Pennsylvania and the 3rd largest in the US, and we only started this chapter in 2000.In june of 2010 I was voted in as VVA Pa State Council - Secretary
I also volunteer at the VA Clinic in Cranberry Twp. on Tuesdays from 8:00 AM till 12:00 PM.
I just took over our Chapter Web Site as Webmaster. Check it out "All New"
Other Comments:
I DJ'd for about 25 years commonly known as "Lee's Oldies Express" retiring from that in 1995.

I sang Bass in 2 different Barbershop Quartets.  "Sweetwater Celebration" from the Sewickley and North Hills area of Pittsburgh &  " A Special Blend" here in Beaver County PA. Retired from that around 1985.

I also am a "Ham Radio Operator and hold a "Extra Class" license with the callsign N3IAL since the mid 80's.

Same time period, I Played in an over 30 Indoor Soccer League along with refering and coaching Youth Soccer wih FAST  = "Freedom Area Soccer Teams". Ended up being the PA West Soccer Association West District Registrar.  

I have been singing since I was 8 years old. Locally I sing either the National Anthem, God Bless America & "God Bless the USA" .  When I go to our C7-A Reunions, I always sing "God Bless The USA" for the closing ceremonies. As of Sept 2010, I've got to sing at Pegion Forge Tn in 2006, 2007 in San Antonio Tx, 2008 at Wright Patt Air Force Museum (this was the best I ever sounded) and  this years 2010 at Macon Ga.

I do have a Grandson, Jordan Escamilla, now in his 4th year at the Air Force Academy who is planning on flying either the F-22 or F-35's or maybe Helicopters, who know in todays Air Force. Heck he may even end up in a C 17. You never know.  He has participated with the Air Force Drum & Bugle Band and also did filming with the Air Force Football Team while at the Academy.
I can't wait to see how his career goes from here. When he graduates from the Academy in 2020, he wants me to put his "Butter Bars" on him. I can't wait. Unfortunately, with this Coronavirus, this may all change. We may not be going out for graduation at all.
My wife Donna and I are very proud of Jordan as he begins to serve his country.
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  1969-1970, 43151A, 458th Tactical Airlift Squadron

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 458th Tactical Airlift Squadron Details

458th Tactical Airlift Squadron
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Tactical Airlift Units
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Last Updated: Sep 30, 2009
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Dennis Pesci
Warren Powell
Bruce Sasser
Bobby Burge
Don Jamiola
Ed Walls
Al Cunliffe
Stoney Faubus

Worst Moment
Landing on some of those dirt Landing Strips 200' or less. Sometimes I wonder how we made it.


Chain of Command
I was a Sgt, Crew Chief of Acft # 27171 C7-A Caribou. 458th TAS under the 483rd Wing.

Other Memories
Also had 3 different 30 day TDY's to the Nah Trang Mission site where we supported the 5th Special Forces A & B Company's

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13 Members Also There at Same Time
458th Tactical Airlift Squadron

Cunliffe, Hillis, SMSgt, (1967-1990) 431 43151A Sergeant
Meyers, Brad, Sgt, (1968-1971) 431 43132F Sergeant
Womack, Walter, Sgt, (1966-1970) 431 43151F Sergeant
Chubin, Dennis, A1C, (1965-1969) 431 43151E Airman 1st Class
Jordan, Douglas, Maj, (1961-1983) 104 1045L Captain
Frazer, Stuart, Capt, (1966-1975) 105 1055E First Lieutenant
Turnbough, Dennis, 1st Lt, (1969-1974) 105 1055E First Lieutenant
Yent, Michael, MSgt, (1964-1985) 271 27170 Master Sergeant
Klein, Russell Leo, MSgt, (1957-1970) 113 113X0 Technical Sergeant
Caldwell, Gordon, Lt Col, (1944-1971) Lieutenant Colonel
Dauten, Frederick William, Maj, (1956-1970) Major
Gray, James Anthony, Capt, (1966-1970) Captain
Wisseman (Dunn), Robert, Sgt, (1966-1970) Sergeant

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