Colonel Richard (Rick) H. McDow

Colonel Richard (Rick) H. McDow (HM2BB6)

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Horry County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 40.76', W 78° 54.949'

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Colonel Richard (Rick) H. McDow was the 354th Wing Commander tasked with closing out the flying operations at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. That phase of the base closure was successfully concluded when he led the last formation of four A-10 aircraft out on September 22, 1992.

During the previous four years, he had also served as the Operations Officer of the 353rd Tactical Fighter Squadron and the Commander of the 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron.

As the commander of the 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron, the Fighting Falcons, he led the squadron to King Fahd Airport in Saudi Arabia from August 1990 to March 1991 in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Ultimately, the squadron flew over 1500 combat sorties before returning to Myrtle Beach Air Force Base.

Col McDow retired from the USAF in September 1994.
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HM NumberHM2BB6
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Date Added Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 693206 N 3728551
Decimal Degrees33.67933333, -78.91581667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 40.76', W 78° 54.949'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 40' 45.6" N, 78° 54' 56.94" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2112 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach SC 29577, US
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