Vietnam vet Guy Zinser, a former Somers fire chief, has been nominated for Veterans Hall of
Guy E. Zinser, the commander of American Legion Post 1575 in Katonah for a decade, has been
nominated for induction into New York's 40th State Senate District Veterans' Hall of Fame
Zinser, who spent a year in Vietnam as a combat engineer with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division,
will join other veterans-one from each town, village and city in the 40th district-at a ceremony and
reception Nov. 1 at the Peekskill Middle School
In his hometown, Zinser, 64, retired after 29 years with the Somers Highway Department.
served for 30 years as a volunteer with the Somers
Fire Department, including two years as chief.
Bedford Supervisor Lee V.A. Roberts called Zinser "an outstanding veteran of the Vietnam War and
As a combat engineer working in demolitions, Zinser was a member of the 326th Engineer Battalion
(Combat), a unit of the 101st Screaming Eagles, in the northern reaches of South Vietnam.
received the Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal,
Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal.