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

Lieutenant General Joseph J. Redden

 
 
Lieutenant General Joseph J. Redden Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Keller, August 13, 2018
1. Lieutenant General Joseph J. Redden Marker
Inscription.  Joseph J. Redden was born February 16, 1943, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. General Redden was first assigned to Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in March 1974 where he served as Operations Officer of the 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron.

He left in August 1976 to attend the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He returned to Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in January 1986 as Commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the Army War College. He has flown nearly 5,000 hours in tactical aircraft, including the A-10 and F-4.

Other important assignments include Inspector General of the Tactical Air Command; Commandant of Cadets, United States Air Force Academy; Director of Plans, Pacific Air Forces; and Commander, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

His major awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with bronze oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with bronze oak leaf
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cluster, Air Medal with five silver oak leaf clusters and three bronze oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation with two bronze oak leaf clusters, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with “V” device and bronze oak leaf cluster, Combat Readiness Medal, National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with bronze service star, Vietnam Service Medal with silver service star and two bronze stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, Vietnam. In addition, it is included in the Distinguished Service Medal, and the Valor in Aerial Operations series lists.
 
Location. 33° 40.762′ 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. Located on 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 Michael G. Filliman (here, next to this marker); Brigadier General Robert G. Jenkins (here, next to this marker); General Robert H. Reed
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(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.
 
 
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 453 times since then and 82 times this year. Photo   1. 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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