Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
General Robert H. Reed
Among his many assignments, General Reed was Commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base from 1976 to 1979. He was responsible for converting the Wing from A-7D aircraft to a new close air support ﬁghter, the A-10.
Under his command, the 354th became the United States Air Force’s ﬁrst combat operationally ready wing of the A-10 aircraft. The wing set many ﬁrsts in bringing this new close air support ﬁghter aircraft into the operation inventory of combat aircraft. Among these were demonstrating high aircraft sortie rates, perfecting rapid re-arming and turnaround techniques, maintaining a high aircraft in-commission rate, reﬁning close air support tactics, and perfecting the capability to operate from very austere locations.
The general is a command pilot with 6,100 ﬂying hours. His military decorations and awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished
Location. 33° 40.193′ N, 78° 56.454′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of Reed Street and Farrow Parkway, in the median on Reed Street. 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 Thomas C. “Buddy” Styers (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General James Howell Howard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Law Center (about 500 feet away); Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (about 600 feet away); Jack Walker (about 600 feet away); Colonel Warren R. Lewis (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 28, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.