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

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  • Bracelet

    Posted on 10/23/17 - by Terri Sturges
    I was only 5 years old when Lt.Ketterer died. My mom and I ordered MIA / POW Bracelets from the back of a cereal box. I received my bracelet at 7 years old and it had Lt. James A Ketterer on it. I wore the bracelet until I was 14 years old and still have it today. I still think of his sacrifice today.
  • 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.
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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