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

General Bruce Carlson

 
 
General Bruce Carlson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 19, 2017
1. General Bruce Carlson Marker
Inscription.
General Bruce Carlson is a native of Hibbing, Minnesota, and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. While at the University, he completed the Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officer's Training Corps) program as a distinguished graduate.

After completing undergraduate pilot training and combat crew training in the F-4 and OV-10 aircraft, he completed a combat tour in the Vietnam War. Following that tour, he served as an OV-10 instructor pilot until assigned to Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. During the period of December 1977 to May 1980, while at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, he was assigned to the 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron as an A-10 pilot and fighter weapons instructor.

Other important assignments included Aide to the Commander, Tactical Air Command; Senior Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.; Commander, 49th Tactical Fighter Wing, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico; and Commander, 8th Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

In August 2005, he was appointed as the Commander of the Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

His major awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal
General Bruce Carlson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 19, 2017
2. General Bruce Carlson Marker
with two oak leaf clusters, and the Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters.
 
Location. 33° 39.902′ N, 78° 56.11′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of Farrow Parkway and Shine Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Farrow Parkway. 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. Major General Ervin C. Sharpe, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Lieutenant General John W. Rosa, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Lieutenant Colonel Anthony "Tony" Shine (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Paul Johnson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lieutenant Colonel William H. Rutherford (about 400 feet away); Colonel Charles E Cook, Jr. (about 700 feet away); Hoyt L. Hendrick (about 700 feet away); Brigadier General Joel T. Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Bruce A. Carlson on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 24, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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