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

Brigadier General Robert G. Jenkins

 
 
Brigadier General Robert G. Jenkins Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Keller, August 13, 2018
1. Brigadier General Robert G. Jenkins Marker
Inscription.  General Jenkins served at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base as Vice Commander and then Commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing from August 1987 to March 1990.

He accumulated more than 3,100 flying hours in tactical fighter aircraft, including the A-10. He earned his commission through the ROTC (Reserve Officer’s Training Corps) program while studying for his bachelor of science degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He also earned a master’s degree from West Virginia University.

Other important duty assignments he held included Commander, Air Forces Iceland; Director of Operations, Headquarters, United States Air Force; Vice Commander, United States Air Forces Korea; and Director of Logistics, Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

His major awards and decorations include Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with 11 oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Vietnam Service Medal
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with three service stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Valor in Aerial Operations series list.
 
Location. 33° 40.761′ N, 78° 54.955′ 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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Harrelson Boulevard, 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. Lieutenant General Joseph J. Redden (here, next to this marker); Colonel Michael G. Filliman (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.
 
Deck area with several 354 Wing Commanders image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Keller, August 13, 2018
2. Deck area with several 354 Wing Commanders
 
 
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 250 times since then and 3 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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