About the Author

Bill McGee Men of Granite
Captain William McGee (left and
Captain William Hazen (right) (UNH-’58),
December 1963.

WILLIAM “BILL” MCGEE WAS RAISED IN MILFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE. He graduated Milford High School in 1955. That same year he enlisted in the New Hampshire National Guard as an Artilleryman. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1959 and was commissioned a 2nd Lt., U.S. Army. He took flight training at Fort Rucker, Alabama, at Lowe Army Airfield, which was named for another New Hampshireman. Bill was a rated Army Aviator in both helicopters and in fixed-wing aircraft. He served five years active duty. During his 12 months in Vietnam, he was promoted to Captain. He flew over 400 combat missions and rescued wounded American and Vietnamese soldiers while under intense enemy fire.

He left active duty and became the Associate Editor of Army Aviation Magazine. He spent 22 years with DuPont’s Biotechnology Division in sales and marketing before founding his own business, Microtome Service Company.

Bill is an Eagle Scout and a Silver Beaver. During his forty-five years in Boy Scouting, he has been a Cub den leader, Scoutmaster, and Woodbadge trainer. He has served on the boards of the Lee Scouting Museum in Manchester, NH, and the Hillcourt Scout Museum near Syracuse, New York. He is still active in scouting.

Bill is a free-lance writer and has had his stories and articles published in England, Poland, and in the United States.

He considers Milford, New Hampshire, to be his home town.