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

Colonel Joseph R. Nevers

 
 
Colonel Joseph R. Nevers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 22, 2017
1. Colonel Joseph R. Nevers Marker
Inscription.
Colonel Joseph R. Nevers had an illustrious military career spanning 35 years. He was renowned as a fighter pilot having accumulated more than 7,700 flying hours in such aircraft as the F-86, F-100 and the F-104. In fact, his 4,885 flying hours in the F-104 were exceeded by only one other pilot in the United States Air Force.

He flew F-104 combat missions in the Vietnam War and returned to that combat theater later on as a Deputy Base Commander of a Special Operations Wing operating from a base in Thailand.

Other key assignments included Director of F-104 operations at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona; Deputy Base Commander at Homestead Air Force Base, Florida; and Commander of the 354th Combat Support Group at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. In effect, he was the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing's Base Commander in this latter position. He served for more than seven years becoming the Base's longest serving commander.

Chief among his service awards are the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, two Distinguished Flying Crosses and five Air Medals.
 
Location. 33° 40.103′ N, 78° 56.346′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of Howard Avenue and Nevers Street, on the right when traveling north
Colonel Joseph R. Nevers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 22, 2017
2. Colonel Joseph R. Nevers Marker
on Howard Avenue. 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 Edsel J. "Coupe" DeVille (within shouting distance of this marker); Jack Walker (within shouting distance of this marker); Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (within shouting distance of this marker); The Freedom Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant Colonel Anthony "Tony" Shine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major General James Franklin Hackler, Jr. (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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