Vietnam Voices – Incursion into Cambodia

November 21, 2020 | By Jim Stovall | Filed in: journalism, Vietnam Voices.

This is the second episode in our podcast series, Vietnam Voices.

Episode Summary

Billy Minser talks about his Army unit’s incursion into Cambodia and their making contact with the North Vietnamese.


Episode Notes

Billy Minser spent six months of his year-long tour in Vietnam as a forward observer for an Army combat unit. In 1970, that unit was ordered into Cambodia where they met up with a unit of the North Vietnamese Army.

William G.“Billy” Minser served in the U.S. Army, Artillery, First Cavalry Division, 1st 30th Artillery and the last six months, 1st 77th Artillery, attached to B Company, 2nd of the 8th Infantry, 1st Cavalry Division, Sept. 1969-Sept. 1970. His awards include three Bronz Stars (two for heroism) and an Air Medal. Minser is a retired faculty member, Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Tennessee. He resides in Blount County, where he remains active as wildlife biologist and land conservationist.

hat full interview (approx. 40 minutes) be heard at this link:

Vietnam Voices is a project of the Blount County Public Library in Maryville, TN, and supported by the Blount County Friends of the Library. Two volumes of interviews with Vietnam veterans have been published and are available on Amazon at these links:

Vietnam Voices: Stories of East Tennesseans Who Served in Vietnam, 1965-1975 (volume 1)

Vietnam Voices: Stories of Tennesseans Who Served in Vietnam, 1965-1975 (volume 2)

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