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

Brigadier General Thomas Merrit Knoles III

 
 
Brigadier General Thomas Merrit Knoles III Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Keller, August 13, 2018
1. Brigadier General Thomas Merrit Knoles III Marker
Inscription.  Brigadier General Thomas M. Knoles, a command pilot in the United States Air Force, was born in 1927 in Flagstaff, Arizona, and graduated from Flagstaff High School in 1945. He attended the University of Arizona prior to enlisting in the Army Air Forces in March 1946. He received his commission as a second lieutenant and his pilot wings through the aviation cadet program in June 1948. He graduated from the Air Tactical School in 1950 and the Air War College in 1967.

In June 1971, Brigadier General Knoles was assigned as Commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing with headquarters at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. A year later, he led the wing when it was deployed to Thailand to participate in the final stages of the United States involvement in Southeast Asia and support for Operation Linebacker in December 1972.

Brigadier General Knoles retired from the Air Force in 1976 with 30 years of commendable service. His military decorations and awards include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit with two oak clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal with 15 oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation
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Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal and the Army Commendation.

BGen Knoles passed away in October 1998.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, Vietnam. In addition, it is included in the Valor in Aerial Operations series list.
 
Location. 33° 40.988′ N, 78° 55.133′ 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. Located on the 17th hole of the Whispering Pines Golf Course. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Harrelson Blvd, 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 Wallace C. Bosworth Jr. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel Warren R. Lewis (about 400 feet away); Brigadier General William Donald Curry Jr. (about 500 feet away); Colonel Donald Wesley Forney (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Henry L. Warren (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Albert R. Neville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel Edwin A. Schneider (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lieutenant General Evan W. Rosencrans (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
17th hole, Whispering Pines Golf Course image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Keller, August 13, 2018
2. 17th hole, Whispering Pines Golf Course
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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