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Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Joe W. Blizzard

 
 
Joe W. Blizzard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 18, 2017
1. Joe W. Blizzard Marker
Inscription.  
Joe W. Blizzard was born October 19, 1915 in Dillon, South Carolina. He was South Carolina's youngest amateur golf champion at just 16. He attended Clemson College and Furman College in South Carolina.

During World War II, he served with the British Commandos. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Army after 27 years.

Along the Grand Strand in the mid-and-late 1960s, he won many prestigious golf championships.

From 1973-1988, he was head golf pro at Whispering Pines Golf Course, Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. He designed nine holes to add to the former nine-hole golf course.

Blizzard was known for his congenial manner, gentlemanly demeanor and dedication to the rules and traditions of golf. He delighted in passing these on to younger generations.

( adjacent marker )
Base Civil Engineering Complex
The Base Civil Engineering Complex, building 219, was located within this area of The Market Common. It contained the Base Civil Engineering Administrative Offices, specialty maintenance shops and storage for material used in maintaining
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base facilities.

Civil Engineering personnel were responsible for repair and maintenance of base facilities and for minor construction of new facilities.

The Base Engineer also was responsible for overseeing and monitoring base construction projects performed under contract.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
Location. 33° 40.242′ N, 78° 56.345′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of DeVille Street and Blizzard 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. Base Civil Engineering Complex (here, next to this marker); Captain Stephen Richard Phillis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel Warren R. Lewis (about 400 feet away); Brigadier General James Howell Howard (about 400 feet away); Audio Visual Facility (about 400 feet away); Auto Craft Center (about 400 feet away); Base Supply (about 400 feet away); Chief Master Sergeant Gary J. Moser (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
Base Civil Engineering Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 18, 2017
2. Base Civil Engineering Complex Marker
Joe W. Blizzard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 18, 2017
3. Joe W. Blizzard Marker
 
 
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 259 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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