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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


  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/8/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain James Alan Ketterer, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • POW-MIA Bracelet

    Posted on 8/29/13 - by LeAnne Worley
    We found Capt. James Ketterer's bracelet in a box of items we purchased at an estate auction in North Dakota. After doing some research, we found this site where could leave a remembrance, and hopefully, make contact with a family member who would like to have his bracelet. We would be happy to send it to the family if they would want it.
  • To my boyhood friend

    Posted on 2/18/12 - by Fred Ludwig
    To my junior high model airplane flying buddy: May you rest in peace.
  • If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. James Alan KETTERER, USAF...who made the ultimate sacrifice

    Posted on 6/4/11 - by
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thby heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you
  • Maybe we'll meet in heaven...

    Posted on 2/8/09
    We all hoped you'd come home. May you be with Jesus, thank you for your service. Maybe I'll meet you in heaven!

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