Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Captain Stephen Richard Phillis
Captain Stephen Phillis, a native of Rock Island, Illinois, was an A-10 pilot at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base during the time when the United States military was preparing for Operation Desert Storm in response to the lraqi occupation of Kuwait.
He and his unit were deployed to Saudi Arabia in 1990 in support of that operation. While on a combat mission in northwestern Kuwait, his wingman was shot down by enemy anti-aircraft fire. Captain Phillis immediately organized a search and rescue mission for his wingman. While doing so, he was hit by enemy fire and was killed in the ensuing crash of his A-10
Captain Phillis is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery in his hometown of Rock Island.
Location. 33° 40.054′ N, 78° 56.37′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of Hackler Street and Howard Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Hackler Street. Touch for map. Located in Market Common Valor Memorial Garden. Marker is in this post office area: Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prisoners of War and Missing in Action (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam (a few steps from this marker); Brigadier General James Howell Howard Lieutenant Colonel Anthony "Tony" Shine (a few steps from this marker); Valor in Combat (a few steps from this marker); Myrtle Beach Air Force Base (a few steps from this marker); Lt Col Colin Arnold Clarke (within shouting distance of this marker); Desert Storm (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
Categories. • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm •
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