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.