HOLMDEL, NJ – Join Vietnam Veteran Tour Guides Bill McClung and Michael McMahon for free Saturday Tours on March 3, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial.
Tours leave from the Museum lobby and last about an hour.
Reservations are not required.
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BILL “DOC” McCLUNG
Bill ‘Doc’ McClung acts as both a tour guide and tour captain at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation. He has volunteered at the Memorial since 2009. Bill was drafted into the US Army from his hometown of Kearny, NJ after graduating from college and teaching for a year in the NJ public school system. He entered the service in June 1968. He received his basic training at Ft. Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina and advanced training at the Army’s Medical Training Center, Fort Sam Houston, and San Antonio, Texas. He remained at Fort Sam for 6 months as an instructor at Medical Training Center. He was then sent to The Republic of South Vietnam and served as a combat medic for a reconnaissance platoon with the 1st Cavalry Division in III Corps for 7 months and then as a medic at a Battalion Aid Station for 5 months.
Today, Bill is retired after 27 years with Johnson & Johnson as Director of Management Education & Development. He lives in Little Silver, NJ with his wife Lorraine. They have two grown sons who still live in the Monmouth County area.
Bill is a member of the VFW, Vietnam Veterans of America, the First Cavalry Division Assn., the 7th Cavalry Assn., the 5th Bn. 7 Cav. Assn. and the NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation. He enjoys volunteering at the Memorial and Education Center to ensure that today’s younger generation supplements their classroom learning and hear from veterans who actually experienced the Vietnam Era and War.
Michael McMahon was drafted into the U.S. Army in January 1969 after graduating from St. Francis College ’68 in Brooklyn NY. He served in the Mekong Delta region with the 9th Infantry Division from June 1969 to June 1970.
A volunteer tour guide since 2003, from 2009 to 2012, Michael served as a Trustee of the NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation.
Michael is also a National Park Service volunteer at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall), and volunteers with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in Washington DC. In 2012 he was the recipient of the ‘Libby Hatch Volunteer Recognition Award’ presented by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, awarded annually to a recipient nominated by their peers.
Free tours are offered each Saturday beginning in February, through the week before the deadline, for scholarship applicants who need to tour and want to talk with Veteran tour guides to help prepare for their essays.
ABOUT THE NEW JERSEY VIETNAM VETERANS’ MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation offers a meaningful and engaging experience that recognizes the sacrifices, courage and valor of Vietnam veterans and fosters a thorough understanding of the Vietnam Era.
The NJVVMF’s Museum & Educational Center is located adjacent to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial off the Garden State Parkway at exit 116 in Holmdel, NJ. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and by special appointment. Admission is $7 adults; $5 senior citizens and students; and children 10 years of age or younger and veterans and active military personnel are free. For more information, visit www.njvvmf.org or call (732) 335-0033.