Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
McDonnell F-4C Phantom II
This gallant aircraft served with the 12th tactical fighter wing stationed at Cam Ranh Bay Air Base, South Vietnam. In the 1968-69 time frame it was assigned to Captain E.G. Shuler, Jr. (now Major General), Citadel Class of 1959 and First Lieutenant J.W. Reed. They flew the aircraft on many combat missions and General Shuler’s wife’s name adorns the nose. The aircraft’s last assignment was with the Texas Air National Guard’s 149th Fighter Interceptor Group at Ellington Air Force Base, Texas. It was flown on its final flight to Charleston Air Force Base on 29 November 1986 by General Shuler and Captain Gary Chesnutt, Citadel Class of 1981.
This distinguished fighter-bomber is dedicated to the Citadel graduates who lost their lives during the Southeast Asia Conflict. Their courage and unselfish dedication under combat conditions will always serve as the standard of noble commitment to freedom!
Plaque presented to the Citadel by
McDonnel Aircraft Company
14 November 1987
Designer and builder of
Erected 1987 by McDonnel Aircraft Company.
Location. 32° 47.898′ N, 79° 57.682′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is at the intersection Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Citadel, at the northwest corner of Summerall Field. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29409, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Thunderbolt” (within shouting distance of this marker); The Citadel Bulldog (within shouting distance of this marker); Citadel Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Anchor of the U.S.S. Coral Sea (within shouting distance of this marker); H.M.S. Seraph (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Star of the West (approx. 0.2 miles away); AH – 1 “Cobra” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Genevieve Kanapaux McMahon (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
More about this marker. An image of a McDonnell F-4C Phantom II appears at the top of the marker.
Categories. • War, Vietnam •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 21, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.