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  • Date of Birth:10/8/1945
  • Date of Casualty:1/20/1968
  • Home of Record:HONOLULU
  • State:HI
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:34E, 88
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TIN


  • Wall Name:GENE M KOSEL
  • Date of Birth:8/23/1947
  • Date of Casualty:1/20/1968
  • Home of Record:GRACETON
  • County of Record:LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY
  • State:MN
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:34E, 88
  • Casualty Province:HUA NGHIA


is honored on Panel 34E, Line 88 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Always Remembered

    Posted on 5/29/17 - by Frank Washa
    I went into the Air Force in 1990 and in tech school saw a vendor selling bracelets out front and found Captain Ketterer from WI. From then on I have always worn it never taking it off becoming a part of me, remembering those that gave the ultimate sacrifice. Helping motivate me through the tough times of the service and out. I hope someday they can find and bring him home. Thank you for your service James and your always with me.
  • Bracelet

    Posted on 5/29/17 - by Marge Galan Tucson, Arizona
    I also wore an MIA/POW bracelet with Capt. Ketterer's name for many years. It wasn't until 2016 I saw the traveling wall and was able to find what actually happened to him. I had hoped that I would not see his name. Thank you for your service Capt. James A. Ketterer. Rest in peace.
  • POW/MIA Braclet

    Posted on 5/28/17 - by Sherry M Ayres
    I have been wearing James Ketterer POW/MIA name bracelet since 1972. I have never taken it off. My family continues to pray for his return to US soil . We keep the yellow ribbons on a tree with the POW/MIA flag-in his honor . our children and now their children refer to James as "Our Captain Ketterer" . He is our brother in Christ
  • I'll always remember Jim

    Posted on 5/28/17 - by Robert Klug
    From Sunday school, St. Peter's Ev. Luth. Church, 39th & Capitol, confirmation
    class, 1956, Peckham Jr. High Scool, graduated with him from Custer 1960,
    Rest In Peace, old friend.
  • POW/MIA bracelet

    Posted on 5/9/16 - by Kay Dodge
    I bought a pow/mia bracelet with Capt. Ketterer in 1984. I was 20 years old then and in the Air Force. I wore it everyday only taking it off for my wedding day, an MRI and for a surgery. I finally put it away when the US normalized relations with Vietnam. I was heartbroken that day. I knew that there was nothing to hold them accountable for finding my missing Capt. I have since come to terms with that and hope that someday your remains will be found and returned to your home in WI. A day does not go by that I don't think about you. Even though I never knew you, I know that you know you are cared about and loved. Keep on flying wherever you are Zoomie!

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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit