Michael McMahon of West Windsor, NJ was drafted into the U.S. Army in January 1969 after graduating from St. Francis College ‘68 in Brooklyn NY. He received training as an Infantry soldier at Fort Jackson, SC before being sent to Vietnam where he served in the Mekong Delta region with the 9th Infantry Division from June 1969 to June 1970.
Since January 2003 he volunteers as tour guide for school field-trips and other organized tours of the NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and the Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center. From 2009 to 2012 he served as a Trustee of the NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation, Inc.
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. The Wall Volunteers are committed to sharing the legacy of all Vietnam veterans, spreading the healing power of the Memorial and educating future generations. In 2012 he was the recipient of the ‘Libby Hatch Volunteer Recognition Award’ presented by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. National Park Service volunteers at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicate their time to assisting more than four million annual visitors at The Wall. In an effort to thank these volunteers, VVMF presents this annual award in which the recipient is nominated by their peers.