Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
General Robert H. Reed
Among his many assignments, General Reed was Commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base from 1976 to 1979. He was responsible for converting the Wing from A-7D aircraft to a new close air support ﬁghter, the A-10.
Under his command, the 354th became the United States Air Force’s ﬁrst combat operationally ready wing of the A-10 aircraft. The wing set many ﬁrsts in bringing this new close air support ﬁghter aircraft into the operation inventory of combat aircraft. Among these were demonstrating high aircraft sortie rates, perfecting rapid re-arming and turnaround techniques, maintaining a high aircraft in-commission rate, reﬁning close air support tactics, and perfecting the capability to operate from very austere locations.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, Vietnam. In addition, it is included in the Valor in Aerial Operations series list.
Location. 33° 40.761′ N, 78° 54.954′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker can be reached from Jetport RD near Harrelson Blvd. Deck behind Pro Shop / Pub. 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. Colonel Michael G. Filliman (here, next to this marker); Major General Ervin C. Sharpe, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Brigadier General Robert G. Jenkins (here, next to this marker); Lieutenant General Joseph J. Redden (here, next to this marker); Colonel Richard (Rick) H. McDow (here, next to this marker); Colonel Herbert E. Ross (a few steps from this marker); Whispering Pines Golf Course (within shouting distance 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 December 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.