Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Colonel Edsel J. "Coupe" DeVille
Colonel Deville, was born and raised in Eunice, Louisiana, in the heart of Cajun country. He received his bachelor's degree in industrial technology from Louisiana State University and his masters in business management from Georgia College.
Colonel Deville retired from the United States Air Force after serving our country for 28 years as a fighter pilot and Commander. He has logged more than 5,000 hours in 12 different aircraft. Among his numerous military decorations, he was awarded the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters.
He was also designated a TOP GUN in the A-10 Aircraft, and volunteered for two combat tours in Vietnam, flying more than 400 combat missions. He was awarded three Distinguished Flying Crosses, one of which was for "Heroism in Combat." Colonel Deville was first assigned to Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in April 1978 as Commander of the 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron flying the A-10. He returned to Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in 1987 for his last United States Air Force assignment as Base Commander. He retired from the United States Air Force in November 1989.
Topics and series. This memorial Military. In addition, it is included in the Valor in Aerial Operations series list.
Location. 33° 40.096′ N, 78° 56.318′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Memorial is at the intersection of DeVille Street and Nevers Street, on the right when traveling north on DeVille Street. Located in Market Common. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel Joseph R. Nevers (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General James Franklin Hackler, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant Colonel Anthony "Tony" Shine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brigadier General James Howell Howard (about 300 feet away); Vietnam (about 300 feet away); Myrtle Beach Air Force Base (about 300 feet away); Jack Walker (about 300 feet away); Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.