Name: Curtis Lee Brumfield
Rank: Senior Master Sergeant
Branch: United States Air Force
DoB - DoD: March 27, 1957 - April 9, 2015
Plaque Recipient: Children
Curtis Lee Brumfield, 58, was born on March 27, 1957, to Curtis and Rosalie Brumfield and passed away on April 9, 2015. During his time in the service, he was stationed at Shape Belgium HQ NATO for two years, where he volunteered as an Air Force drill instructor before being transferred to Lackland A.F.B., where he remained as a SrA. He was then transferred to Scott A.F.B., Bellevue, Illinois, in 1984 and assigned to the 1974th Communications group as a shift supervisor.
Curtis held a variety of positions in the Air Force. He volunteered for special duty as an expert communicator on the S.U.R.G.E. combat communications unit. He went overseas to serve with Sadia Arabia's Rapid Deployment Force at location ELF-1 for joint military operations. He was then stationed at Yakota A.F.B. Japan for four years where he was Supervisor of Base Communication Center. He was then selected for sniper school. After completing an assignment at Yakota A.F.B. in Japan for four years, he was chosen to attend sniper school. Curtis was transferred to Tinker A.F.B. in Oklahoma City, OK, where he operated anywhere, he was placed as a sniper. He did Survival Course Instructor; he also served as a survival course instructor. During his deployment to Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, he was assigned to work as a forward observer and sniper supporting wartime operations against the Iraqi Republican Guard. Curtis had been stationed at Camp Henry, Camp George, and Camp Walker, where he had tactical combat communications duties and a survival instructor. Once promoted to E8, he was transferred to Offutt A.F.B. for four years before being selected for E9 promotion but turned it down to take care of a family situation. Curtis served 25 years in the Air Force before retiring and returning to Lynchburg. When he got out of the military, Curtis took a job as a dispatcher at LynCom. He worked his way up to personnel and training supervisor before retiring 13 years later.
He is survived by his three children, Benjamin Brumfield and his wife, Allie, of Austin, Texas, Michael Brumfield of Lynchburg, and Aaron Brumfield-Martin of Lynchburg; his sister, Carol Brumfield Baker and her husband, Carroll, of Appomattox, Va.; and his grandchildren, Emylee and Tristan Tapp, and Oliver Brumfield.