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

Captain Stephen Richard Phillis

 
 
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By Charles Keller, April 27, 2012
1. Captain Stephen Richard Phillis Marker
Inscription. Captain Stephen Phillis, a native of Rock Island, Illinois, was an A-10 pilot at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base during the time when the United States military was preparing for Operation Desert Storm in response to the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait.

He and his unit were deployed to Saudi Arabia in 1990 in support of that operation. While on a combat mission in northwestern Kuwait, his wingman was shot down by enemy anti-aircraft fire. Captain Phillis immediately organized a search and rescue mission for his wingman. While doing so, he was hit by enemy fire and was killed in the ensuing crash of his A-10.

Captain Phillis is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery in his hometown of Rock Island.
 
Location. 33° 40.294′ N, 78° 56.361′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of Phillis Boulevard and DeVille Street, on the right when traveling east on Phillis Boulevard. 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. Base Supply (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Auto Craft Center (about 300 feet away); Audio Visual Facility
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By Charles Keller
2. Captain Stephen Richard Phillis Marker
(about 300 feet away); Base Civil Engineering Complex (about 300 feet away); Joe W. Blizzard (about 300 feet away); Brigadier General James Howell Howard (about 600 feet away); Chief Master Sergeant Gary J. Moser (about 700 feet away); Colonel Warren R. Lewis (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
Categories. War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm
 
 
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 75 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 29, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.   2. 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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