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Major General Harold L. Price

 
 
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By Charles Keller, August 13, 2018
1. Major General Harold L. Price Marker
Inscription. Major General Harold L. Price had a colorful career which included service in three wars. He was born and raised in Potter, New York. After graduating from Pennsylvania State College in 1941, he entered active military service as an aviation cadet. He received his wings and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps. He received a masterís degree from The George Washington University and attended the Air Command and Staff College and the National War College. During World War II, he flew 67 combat missions in fighters in England, North Africa and Sardinia.

In 1949, General Price was assigned to the Far East Air Forces where he was the Operations Officer for the Eighth Fighter Wing and Commander of the 80th Fighter Squadron. During the Korean War, he flew 75 combat missions and was credited with four YAK-9s destroyed, one MIG-15 probably destroyed and one MIG-15 damaged. After numerous command and staff assignments, he was assigned to Headquarters, United States Air Force in Europe and in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations. In 1958, he was deputy for plans for the Commander-in-Chief, specified command, Middle East for Lebanon Operations, at the time the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing deployed from Myrtle Beach to Adana, Turkey, in support of the
10th hole, Whispering Pines Golf Course image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, August 13, 2018
2. 10th hole, Whispering Pines Golf Course
Lebanon Crisis.

In 1964, he went to the Republic of Vietnam, served as Director of Operations, 2nd Air Division, and completed 87 combat missions. Upon his return to the United States, he was assigned Commander, 354th Tactical Fighter Wing at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. Subsequently, he was assigned to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense and Headquarters, United States Air Force.

His military decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross with two oak leaf clusters, Soldierís Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal with 11 oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Air Force Distinguished Unit Citation Emblem with oak leaf cluster, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, and the Republic of Vietnam Air Force Distinguished Service Cross. He is a command pilot with more than 4,000 hours flying time in 19 different aircraft.
 
Location. 33° 40.782′ N, 78° 54.958′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Harrelson Boulevard and Jetport Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the 10th hole of the Whispering Pines Golf Course. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Harrelson Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General Ervin C. Sharpe, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant General Joseph J. Redden (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Michael G. Filliman (within shouting distance of this marker); General Robert H. Reed (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General Robert G. Jenkins (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Richard (Rick) H. McDow (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Herbert E. Ross (within shouting distance of this marker); Whispering Pines Golf Course (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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