Jun 022019

Pictured are Airman Robert Bellamy , Speaker Col. Joseph Barton and President Angeliki Senn, second picture Joseph Barton receiving a Veteran’s flag pendant from Retired Brig.General David Nagy  and the third picture is the Myrtle Beach Junior Navy ROTC.Col.

Barton is combat hero who flew the A-10 or Warthog in Operation Desert Storm and Desert  Shield for the 354th Tactical Fighter Squadron in 1990-1991  He developed night tactics for the A-10 which permitted the A-10 to be used in night time operationsUpon returning home he was he was named Commander of the 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron   Col Barton was base commander at Myrtle Beach until the base was deactivated in 1992.  Col Barton logged over 2580 flying hours in the A-10. 

The A-10 that Colonel Barton flew during Operation Desert Storm , “The Dawg Hawg” is on permanent display at the War Bird Park in Market Commons, the city that was built where the Myrtle Beach Air Force was previously located,The Chicora Rotary was honored to have this combat hero speaker at our Veteran’s Appreciation Day program 

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