Vietnam Voices – Somebody shouted ‘in-coming!’

December 1, 2020 | By Jim Stovall | Filed in: journalism.

Episode Summary

Marine Captain Jerry Cunningham was assigned to the Marine’s JAG Corps during his tour in Vietnam, but he was rarely far from danger.

Episode Notes

Even when you were in a non-combat position, you always had to be ready to respond to danger when you were in Vietnam. That’s what Jerry Cunningham found out during his tour in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968.

USMC Captain Jerry Cunningham served in Vietnam from September 1967 to October 1968. A Maryville native, he enlisted at age 24 and was assigned primarily as attorney, but he served in various capacities with a rifle. He was interviewed January 15, 2020, by William Minser. 

The full audio interview can be found at: http://bit.ly/vv-jerrycunningham

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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