Corfield, Frank "Lee", Sgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43151A-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
Current/Last AFSC Group
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, & 2 sons Jason & Sean.  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 http://www.vva862.org 
   
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 3rd year at the Air Force Academy who is planning on flying either the F-22 or F-35's. 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.
As a Proud Grandpap, We are very proud of Jordan as he begins to serve his country.
   
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 1969-1970, C-7 Caribou
From Year
1969
To Year
1970
   
Personal Memories
Worked on C-124 & 133's at Dover AFB Del from 1967 to 1968.
Went to Caribou C 7 -a Caribou Training at Sewart AFB Tenn, Then went to 458 TAS Jan 1969 to Jan 1970 as a Crew Chief on the C7-A.
My Plane was Tail Number 27171
Went back to Dover and cross trained into Jets working on C-141 & the New at that time C5-A or as we called it, The Electro-Hydraulic Nightmare.
Got out in Nov 1971
   
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Aircraft/Missile Information
Country of Origin Canada (DHC-4A, CC-108)
Similar Aircraft Buffalo C-8A, DHC-5
Role STOL utility transport (32 equipped troops, 1/4-ton trucks).
Span 95 ft. 7 in.
Length 72 ft. 7 in.
Height 31 ft. 8 in.
Weight 28,500 lbs. max.
Armament None
Engines Two Pratt & Whitney R-2000-7M2s of 1,450 hp. ea.
Crew Three
Cost $800,000
Maximum speed 216 mph.
Cruising speed 152 mph.
Range 1,175 miles
Service Ceiling 24,800 ft.

   
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Last Updated: Sep 30, 2009
   
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