Surname: McLean
Christian Names: Wayne N
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Ballarat
Case Notes:

Wayne N McLean  of Delacombe near Ballarat Victoria

According to Wayne McLean at the age of eighteen years he was dodging bullets as a helicopter medic participating in the battle of the siege of Khe Sanh in Vietnam.  To be a successful wannabe you have to know your military history and when it comes to Military History you have to be damn good to beat us. On our side we have thousands of Veterans who have served in every theatre of war from World War 2 until present time. 



Khe Sanh was a vicious battle between USA Marines and North Vietnamese from 21 January 1968 to 8 April 1968.  McLean was born on the 11 July 1951 which means that he was seventeen years and ten months old at the conclusion of the famous battle. Here is a photo of his Victorian  Driver’s Licence clearly showing his birth date.


We know, and any amateur Vietnam historian knows that no Army personnel were deployed to Vietnam until after their nineteenth birthday, so 1951 rules out Wayne as a Combat Medic.

According to McLean he was posted to the Australian 1st Armoured Regiment Squadron as a “Medic” and then detached to a United States Helicopter Air Ambulance “Dustoff” unit.

Of course we won’t find an official service record because he claims to have changed his name. We have checked every person in A, B and C Squadrons of 1st Armoured Regiment who served in Vietnam and there is no person named McLean and no person from the Royal Australian Medical Corps with the first or second name of Wayne.

Wayne spins garbage war stories, here is an example:

“On his first mission as a “Dustoff” helicopter medic, the African American pilot of the aircraft offered him his first marijuana cigarette.

His helicopter was involved in transporting approximately ninety wounded soldiers, on sequential missions, eighty of the casualties died” 

We hold a properly signed and witnessed Statutory Declaration from a person who directly told of his war exploits, we have distorted some of the Statutory Declaration for security reasons:


Here is some information from a genuine dustoff Australian medical Corps soldier:

There was only one African American in 45th a crew chief. There just were not any African American  pilots that I saw and I was all over the place from Tan An in the Mekong Delta to Kartoum in the North and Cambodia in the West, never did I see an African American pilot and very few African American crew members.   The marijuana incident that “happened” in 1968, they probably were flying the UH-1C then, they were harder to fly as they did not have an automatic collective like the later UH-1H and as for the crew smoking pot whilst flying a difficult precision aircraft like the C model, no way.

The Battle of Khe Sanh was in 1968 in I Corps; 1st  Armoured Regiment arrived in Vietnam in February 1968 at Nui Dat in III Corps;  The battle was between the US Marines and the North Vietnamese Army;  The battle was fought between January and April of 1968;  The only Australians who contributed to the battle were the crews of 2 Squadron RAAF in providing air support;   Some Australian medics were seconded to the USA 45th Medical Company (Air Ambulance)  The 45th Medical Company serviced only the III Corps area. The battle of Khe Sahn was in I Corps area.

Wayne N McLean spins a twisted tale of service in Vietnam that to him would appear uncheck able, because he claims to have been attached to a USA unit and claims to have changed his name. It is easy to “pick holes” in his story because:

No one under the age of Nineteen years served with the Australian Army in Vietnam.

No Australian Medical Corps personnel worked with USA units servicing the I Corps area where the battle of Khe Sahn was fought.

Despite what is depicted in Rambo type movies, genuine Veterans know that helicopter pilots did not nonchalantly smoke marijuana whilst on operations.

Wayne N McLean of Delacombe near Ballarat in Victoria is a disgraceful liar and a wannabe.

We would like to hear from any other Veterans or ex Servicemen who have had the displeasure of meeting this fraud.

This is published in the public interest, particularly that of the Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports from private citizens are supported by statements of fact and statutory declarations.

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