Caribou Association

Candidate Biography


Randall Smith

Randall SmithMarried to Christine [Chris].

I have two children, Randa who was born while I was in Vietnam. She is an executive for Honeywell in Phoenix, Arizona. Robert works for McCloud as a tech support engineer in Cleveland, Ohio. I have 3 grandchildren Deanna, Scott, and Abby and 1 great grand daughter Alexia.

I grew up in the west suburbs of Cleveland and graduated from Rocky River High School, located on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio.

Military Service USAF June 7 1963 till June 7 1967 Aircraft Mechanic, Flight Engineer I served from Dec 1963 till June 1 1966 at Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, New Mexico on the C-54’s as a flight engineer, aircraft mechanic.  I served in Vietnam from August 1966 till Jan 1 1967 at Soc Trang, a small detachment in the delta assigned to Can Tho. Then transferred to Cam Ranh Bay in January and was discharged out of the service in June of 1967. Yes I lived with the Army.

I am a life time member of the VFW.

I entered the IBEW in 1967 and retired after 38 years. I traveled around the country for the major electrical contractors installing state of the art industrial plants. They include work at Walt Disney World in Florida, The Black Thunder Mine in Wyoming, Fiber Optic’s from Washington, DC to Pittsburg , Jewett Power House in Jewett, Texas just to name a few.

I have raced cars for 40 years. I sold my last race car 3 years ago. I now drive my 1933 Dodge 4 door sedan to the car shows and car cruises around the Ohio area in the summer and work on it all winter.

I think that it’s great to have the ability to see and talk with friends from 40 years ago. We are very fortunate to be able to contact old friends, and the C-7A Association has given us the info to accomplish that. I wear my C-7A shirts most of the time to the car shows and cruises and receive a lot of compliments along with questions about the association. There has been a lot of hard work by many of the members to keep everyone informed and updated on the C-7A, its people and aircraft. As demonstrated at the last reunion, it’s hard to find people, but once they are found, most seem interested in the association. The tell tale sign is our growing number or members. I believe that we can improve on our association and still find more people to join.

I am retired now and have the time to invest in what I believe is a great organization. I think that this association is moving in the right direction and I would be honored to help in any way that I can.

Member of the Audit Committee 2006.

13 Jan 2009 06:02 PM

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