Corfield, Frank "Lee", Sgt

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USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
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 
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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 1969-1969, C-123 Provider
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Personal Memories
Did a Jug change on one of these in Nha Trang by order of a Major from the Nha Trang Air Base Control Tower. This C-123 came in feathered, Started about 3:30 PM and had it done by 11:00 PM. Never worked on one of these but I guess thats what I get for being a nice guy. Could very well be where I got my Agent Orange illness. C-123's were the ones that sprayed the Agent Orange during "Operation Ranch Hand"
 C-123 Provider Details

Aircraft/Missile Information
Model Fairchild C-123K Provider
Length 78.48 ft | 23.92 m
Width 110.01 ft | 33.53 m
Height 33.99 ft | 10.36 m
Engine(s) 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-99W Double Wasp 18-cylinder radial piston engines generating 2,300hp each; 2 x General Electric J85-GE-17 turbojet engines developing 2,850lbf each.
Empty Weight 35,367 lbs | 16,042 kg
MTOW 59,525 lbs | 27,000 kg
Max Speed 228 mph | 367 km/h | 198 kts
Max Range 1,035 miles | 1,666 km
Ceiling 28,871 ft | 8,800 m | 5.5 miles
Climb Rate 1,150 ft/min
Hardpoints 0
Armament None.
Accommodations 3 + 62
Operators Cambodia, El Salvador, Laos, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Vietnam (South), Thailand, Venezuela and the United States of America.

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Last Updated: Sep 30, 2009
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