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Colonel Michael G. Filliman

 
 
Colonel Michael G. Filliman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, August 13, 2018
1. Colonel Michael G. Filliman Marker
Inscription. Colonel Michael G. Filliman assumed Command of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing on October 25, 1974. He was assigned to the 354th as Vice Commander in June 1973. Prior to that Col Filliman served as Director of Assignments, Headquarters TAC, Langley AFB, VA.

Born in Oskaloosa, IA, Col Filliman graduated from Knoxville

High School, Knoxville, IA, in 1948 and entered the USAF two years later. In 1952 he graduated from the Aviation Cadets and received his commission.

A command pilot, Col Filliman has 100 missions to his credit in the F-86 Sabre over Korea and 146 F-100 Super Sabre missions in Vietnam. During the Vietnam conflict he served as the Squadron Operations Officer. He completed a tour in the Philippines in 1960-1962.

Col Filliman attended many schools including Drake University, Shippensburg State College, Syracuse University, and the Harvard Business School. He received his bachelor of arts degree in social sciences in 1957 and his master of arts in public administration in 1971. His military education consists of Squadron Officers School in 1958; Air Command and Staff College, 1965-1966; and the US Army War College, 1970-1971.

Col Fillimanís military decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal with eight oak leaf
Colonel Michael G. Filliman on right image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, September 11, 2018
2. Colonel Michael G. Filliman on right
clusters, and the Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters.

Col Filliman died on January 30, 2009.
 
Location. 33° 40.761′ N, 78° 54.955′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker can be reached from Jetport RD near Harrelson Blvd. Touch for map. Deck behind Pro Shop / Pub. Marker is in this post office area: Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lieutenant General Joseph J. Redden (here, next to this marker); Brigadier General Robert G. Jenkins (here, next to this marker); General Robert H. Reed (here, next to this marker); Major General Ervin C. Sharpe, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Colonel Richard (Rick) H. McDow (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Herbert E. Ross (a few steps from this marker); Whispering Pines Golf Course (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Harold L. Price (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, KoreanWar, Vietnam
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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