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

General Michael P.C. Carns

 
 
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By Charles Keller, April 25, 2012
1. General Michael P.C. Carns Marker
Inscription. General Carns served at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base as Commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing from March 1979 to October 1980. During this period, he developed and implemented a unique combat readiness training program centered on deploying and operating aircraft from an austere forward operating location under simulated combat conditions. To develop this program, he exploited the concrete hard stands and taxiways which had been left over from World War II and were located in a heavily wooded area of the base. This area of the base became known as the FOLTA (Forward Operating Location Training Area.) Several flying units from other bases frequently used this area to further their combat readiness training.

Some of the other important assignments held by General Carns include commander of the 57th Fighter Weapons Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; Commander, 13th Air Force, Clark Air Base, Philippines; Director of the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.; and Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters, United States Air Force.

General Carns is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and Harvard University. He was born in Junction City, Kansas.

The general is a command pilot with more than 6,400 flying hours. His military awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service
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By Charles Keller
2. General Michael P.C. Carns Marker
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Medal with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 10 oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal and the Government of the Philippines Outstanding Achievement Medal.
 
Location. 33° 39.88′ N, 78° 56.114′ 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 east on Farrow Parkway. Touch for map. 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 Curtis L. Brown (here, next to this marker); Lieutenant Colonel Anthony "Tony" Shine (within shouting distance of this marker); General Bruce Carlson (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Ervin C. Sharpe, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant General John W. Rosa, Jr. (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 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
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By Charles Keller, January 27, 2018
3. General Michael P.C. Carns Marker
 General Michael P.C. Carns. U.S. Air Force (Submitted on January 29, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 29, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on January 28, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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