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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


  • Never Met The Man But I Am Remembered of Him Every Day

    Posted on 2/13/16 - by Paul May
    At the age of 13 (1970) I bought a POW/MIA bracelet to support our troops in Vietnam. We weren't supposed to remove the bracelet until the person listed POW/MIA came home. I took the bracelet off three times in 45 years. I am 58 years old and I still have it on my left wrist. The bracelet is for Captain James Ketterer (1-20-68). May God bless the good Captain and may he rest in peace. God bless America and God Bless our troops.
  • Capt. James Keterrer

    Posted on 5/24/15 - by
    My Mother and Dad Gordon & Evelyn Peters new Norma Keterrer his mother. I remember "card club" when at my home. May God Rest His Soul. A True Patriot.
  • Always remembered

    Posted on 3/4/15 - by Kris Williamson
    I bought a bracelet sometime in the early 70s. I see it every day and wanted to send it to anyone in his family. I love that smile of yours and I am so very thankful for all you have done for our country!!
  • Wisconsin 37 POW/MIA Tribute

    Posted on 8/24/14 - by Jeff Doc Dentice
    James Ketterer is remembered on Docs Wisconsin 37 Tribute page, along with all the WI. Vietnam War POW/MIA.
  • I have not forgotten

    Posted on 7/25/14 - by Dan Muller
    One of my brothers was a Marine infantry company commander in VN in 1967. That was my connection with that war. I felt strongly about the people we lost and the ones who were POWs or MIAs, so I bought a POW bracelet in 1973 when I was 16 years old. It had Captain Ketterer’s name on it. I wore it all the time. It only came off my wrist 3 times. The last time was when I lost it when it hung up on the cast net I was throwing while shrimping about two weeks before I joined the Air Force in 1977. I felt naked for the longest without that bracelet on. About a year ago I was thinking about how I still missed that bracelet and decided to search the internet to see if they were still available. Thankfully they are, so I bought another one with the good Captain’s name on it. It stays on my wrist all the time. It is part of me. I pray that Captain Ketterer’s family takes comfort that people still think about James and the sacrifice he made for his country. God bless.

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