The Wall of Faces

Advanced search +


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

Leave a Remembrance


  • Never Forget

    Posted on 1/20/18 - by Walter Bruckner Jr
    Today is your 50th anniversary. I have been wearing your MIA bracelet for over 35 years. You have not been forgotten! Your service was not in vein as the people of Vietnam are better off today because of your sacrifice. There are many people who live a long time and wonder if they made a difference. In your short life of 26 years, you touched many people who met you and after January 20th 1968 you are still inspiring and touching others, proven by these posts. Rest, sleep well knowing you did and are making a difference. May God continue to bless you and your family. Sincerely, Walter
  • Fiftieth Anniversary

    Posted on 1/19/18 - by James S. Kirchoff
    Tomorrow will be the 50th anniversary of loosing this fine man! I've worn his bracelet for over 30 years and pray for him and his family daily. God Bless you Capt Ketterer!
  • 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.
1 2 3 4 5 ... 7

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