Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Hoyt L. Hendrick

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Location: intersection of Farrow Parkway and Hendrick Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC
County: Horry
Coordinates: N 33° 39.879    W 078° 56.24
  33.66465    -78.93733333


Hoyt L. Hendrick

Hoyt Hendrick was employed at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in 1955 as civil engineer for the United States Army Corps of Engineers, which was preparing the Myrtle Beach municipal airfield to become a major Air Force Base. In 1958, he transferred to the United States Air Force and became the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base deputy civil engineer, a position which he held for the next 25 years.

In this capacity, he helped to prepare the base and oversee the construction of facilities required to bed down the F-100 aircraft in 1958, the A-7D aircraft in 1970 and the A-10 aircraft in 1977.

A registered Professional Civil Engineer with the State of South Carolina, he earned a bachelor of civil engineering degree from Clemson College and a master's of science degree from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Hendrick was a United States Army veteran of World War II where he received The Purple Heart and Bronze Star.