McCul­loch, Wil­liam Leonard

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Bri­gadier Gen­eral, U.S.M.C. (Ret.)

U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1945 Bri­gadier Gen­eral Wil­liam L. McCul­loch, USMC (Ret.), passed away peace­fully on 26 May 2017 at Sun­rise of Alexan­dria. He served his coun­try for 34 years and was in com­bat in World War II, the Korean War and in Viet­nam.

Born in Providence, RI, on 11 March 1921 to Wil­liam F. and Elsie W. McCul­loch, “Bill” was awarded an ap­point­ment to the U.S. Naval Academy in 1941.

Grad­u­at­ing in 1944, he served as an in­fantry pla­toon com­man­der of Com­pany B, 1st Bat­tal­ion, 1st Marine Reg­i­ment, 1st Marine Divi­sion dur­ing the Bat­tle of Ok­i­nawa.

His other com­bat tours were as a ri e com­pany com­man­der (How, 3rd Bat­tal­ion, 7th Marines) in the Korean War and as the As­sis­tant Chief of Sta G-4 of the 1st Marine Divi­sion dur­ing the Viet­nam War.

His peace­time tours in­cluded as­sign­ments in Tientsin, China; Dallas, TX; Fort Slocum, NY; Hol­ly­wood, CA; Camp Pendle­ton, CA; Quan­tico, VA; Wash­ing­ton, DC; Ok­i­nawa, Ja­pan; New York, NY; Naples, Italy, and San Diego, CA. Be­side in­struct­ing at nu­mer­ous mil­i­tary schools, he earned a master’s de­gree in in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions and govern­ment from The Georgetown Univer­sity in Wash­ing­ton, DC. He re­tired in 1975 as the Com­mand­ing Gen­eral of the 1st Marine Divi­sion at Camp Pendle­ton, CA.

Upon re­tire­ment, he be­came the Spe­cial As­sis­tant for In­ter­na­tional A airs for a U.S. Con­gress­man from Colorado. For 12 years, he was the pres­i­dent/CEO of the Amer­i­can Orthotic & Pros­thetic As­so­ci­a­tion, three med­i­cal as­so­ci­a­tions be­fore start­ing his own com­pany, As­so­ci­a­tion Con­sult­ing & Man­age­ment Ser­vices. He was mem­ber of sev­eral cor­po­ra­tions and non-pro t or­ga­ni­za­tions, in­clud­ing the Army-Navy Club as a board mem­ber and later, pres­i­dent, be­ing award their Golden Ea­gle Dis­tin­guished Ser­vice Award.

His per­sonal mil­i­tary awards in­clude the Le­gion of Merit with Com­bat V, a sec­ond Le­gion of Merit, a Bronze Star with Com­bat V, the Com­bat Ac­tion Rib­bon and the Repub­lic of Viet­nam Armed Forces Honor Medal, 1st Class.

He was mar­ried for 64 years to his beloved wife, the former Dolores Col­lier of Yank­ton, SD. He is also sur­vived by two sons (and daugh­ters-in-law), Wil­liam F. McCul­loch II (Sandy) and Bruce C. McCul­loch (Jenny); and six grand­chil­dren Wil­liam, Brian, Ash­ley, Con­nor, Will and De­clan. He was pre­de­ceased by his brother Robert Fraser McCul­loch (sur­vived by his wife Mar­i­anne and nephew Robert and niece Mar­garet (Paul)) and grand­son Bren­dan.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held at the Fort My­ers Old Post Chapel, fol­lowed by burial with full mil­i­tary hon­ors at Ar­ling­ton Na­tional Ceme­tery. A re­cep­tion will fol­low at the Army-Navy Coun­try Club.

Con­tri­bu­tions in lieu of ow­ers can be made to the Marine Corps Her­itage Foun­da­tion https://marine­­

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