William J. "Doc" Schmitz

William J. "Doc" Schmitz was elected Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. on July 26, 2017, at the 118th VFW National Convention in New Orleans, La.

Doc joined the United States Navy in 1966. He served in Vietnam as a corpsman attached to United States Marine Corps infantry and artillery. In recognition of his service, he received the National  Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.