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

Joe W. Blizzard

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, March 18, 2017
1. Joe W. Blizzard Marker
Inscription.
Joe W. Blizzard was born October 19, 1915 in Dillon, South Carolina. He was South Carolina's youngest amateur golf champion at just 16. He attended Clemson College and Furman College in South Carolina.

During World War II, he served with the British Commandos. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Army after 27 years.

Along the Grand Strand in the mid-and-late 1960s, he won many prestigious golf championships.

From 1973-1988, he was head golf pro at Whispering Pines Golf Course, Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. He designed nine holes to add to the former nine-hole golf course.

Blizzard was known for his congenial manner, gentlemanly demeanor and dedication to the rules and traditions of golf. He delighted in passing these on to younger generations.

( adjacent marker )
Base Civil Engineering Complex
The Base Civil Engineering Complex, building 219, was located within this area of The Market Common. It contained the Base Civil Engineering Administrative Offices, specialty maintenance shops and storage for material used in maintaining base facilities.

Civil Engineering personnel were responsible for repair and maintenance of base facilities and for minor construction of new facilities.

The Base Engineer also
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By Michael Herrick, March 18, 2017
2. Base Civil Engineering Complex Marker
was responsible for overseeing and monitoring base construction projects performed under contract.
 
Location. 33° 40.242′ N, 78° 56.345′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of DeVille Street and Blizzard Street, on the right when traveling north on DeVille Street. Touch for map. Located in Market Common. 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. Colonel Warren R. Lewis (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (about 600 feet away); Brigadier General Thomas Merrit Knoles III (about 600 feet away); Jack Walker (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (about 700 feet away); Colonel Joseph R. Nevers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Edsel J. "Coupe" DeVille (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
Categories. Sports
 
Joe W. Blizzard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 18, 2017
3. Joe W. Blizzard Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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