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Major General Ervin C. Sharpe, Jr.

 
 
Major General Ervin C. Sharpe, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, August 13, 2018
1. Major General Ervin C. Sharpe, Jr. Marker
Inscription. Major General Sharpe was Vice Commander, then Commander, of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base during the period of January 1988 to June 1991.

During a portion of this time, he deployed with the Wing and A-10 aircraft to the King Fahad International Airport, Saudi Arabia in support of coalition operations to remove Iraqi forces from Kuwait. These operations were known as Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and constituted a major allied combat war effort.

Under General Sharpe’s leadership, the A-10 wing achieved outstanding results in carrying out A-10 combat missions against Iraqi armored forces in Kuwait and Southern Iraq.

General Sharpe’s other assignments included Commander, Center for Aerospace Doctrine, Research and Education, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama; Vice Commander 7th Air Force, Osan Air Base, Korea; Director of Operations, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.

General Sharpe earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, and a master’s degree in aviation management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is a graduate of the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The general entered the Air Force in 1967 as a distinguished graduate of Officer Training
Major General Ervin C. Sharpe, Jr. Side view Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, September 11, 2018
2. Major General Ervin C. Sharpe, Jr. Side view Marker
School, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is a command pilot with more than 3,300 flying hours and flew 242 combat missions over Southeast and Southwest Asia.

Among his military awards and decorations are the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with 15 oak leaf clusters, and Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster.
 
Location. 33° 40.762′ N, 78° 54.953′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Harrelson Boulevard and Jetport Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the Whispering Pines Golf Course. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Harrelson Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Robert H. Reed (here, next to this marker); Colonel Michael G. Filliman (here, next to this marker); Lieutenant General Joseph J. Redden (here, next to this marker); Brigadier General Robert G. Jenkins (here, next to this marker); Colonel Richard (Rick) H. McDow (here, next to this marker); Colonel Herbert E. Ross (a few steps from this marker); Whispering Pines Golf Course (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Harold L. Price (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 September 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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