Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lieutenant Colonel William H. Rutherford
Lieutenant Colonel Rutherford, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, was a Command fighter pilot in the United States Air Force and the District of Columbia National Guard for more than 30 years.
He was stationed at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base four times (1957, 1968, 1970 and 1976) during his career. Lieutenant Colonel Rutherford flew a number of aircraft including the F-86H, F-100D and A-7D. He was the Chief of Airfield Management at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base when he retired in November 1981.
Lieutenant Colonel Rutherford had a tour in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970, where he flew 100 combat missions.
His military awards and decorations in the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Purple Heart, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.
Location. 33° 39.887′ N, 78° 56.194′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of Farrow Parkway and Johnson 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. Captain Paul Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Charles E Cook, Jr. Hoyt L. Hendrick (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General Joel T. Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Master Sergeant Jimmy E. Davis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lieutenant Colonel Anthony "Tony" Shine (about 300 feet away); Brigadier General Robert G. Jenkins (about 400 feet away); Colonel Curtis L. Brown (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
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