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

Colonel Albert R. Neville

Colonel Albert R. Neville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Keller, August 13, 2018
1. Colonel Albert R. Neville Marker
Inscription.  Born December 1921 in Washington, D.C., Colonel Albert R. Neville entered military service in January 1940 as an enlisted man in the US Army. In 1941 he won a competitive appointment to West Point, graduating in 1945 with his wings.

He was training in the B-25 and B-17 when WWII ended and in the F-86 when the Korean Conflict terminated. In between, he earned a masters degree in experimental psychology in 1950 from Ohio State University. Col Neville was assigned as an RF-51 pilot in Furstenfeldbruck, Germany after WWII. After the Korean Conflict, he was assigned to research and development, working in pilot training research and century series fighter development. In 1959 he graduated from Command Staff School, Maxwell AFB in AL. This was followed by five years in the Pentagon in the Career Development Division of Personnel Planning.

He graduated from the US Army War College in 1965 with a masters degree in international Affairs, and remained there as a faculty member until May 1967. Then he became Deputy Commander of Operations of the 33rd Tactical Fighther Wing, Eglin AFB, FL.

Col Neville was Vice Commander
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of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, Ubon Air Base, Thailand in January 1969 and in July became Wing Commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, Korea until January 1970.

Among his many military decorations are: Air Medal, American Defense Service Medal with Foreign Service Clasp, WWII Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.

Col Neville died on June 9, 2009.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military.
Location. 33° 40.933′ N, 78° 54.846′ 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 7th 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 Edwin A. Schneider (here, next to this marker); Colonel Francis S. Gabreski (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel William Isaiah Williams (about 800 feet away); Colonel Robert Lindsay Petit (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major General Harold L. Price
7th hole, Whispering Pines Golf Course image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Keller, August 13, 2018
2. 7th hole, Whispering Pines Golf Course
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Herbert E. Ross (approx. ¼ mile away); Major General Ervin C. Sharpe, Jr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonel Richard (Rick) H. McDow (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 34 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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