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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 on Memorial Day 2007

    Posted on 5/28/07 - by Denise Foley
    I wore James' bracelet when I was a teenager. I can't believe almost 40 years have gone by. I think about James and all the other missing men and women.They are also always in my prayers. God Bless his family and friends.
  • Not Forgotten

    Posted on 2/17/03 - by Candace Lokey
    I have not forgotten you. I chair the Adoption Committee for The National League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. We will always remember the 1,889 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia and the thousands of others that lost their lives. We will not stop our efforts until all of you are home where you belong.

    We need to reach the next generation so that they will carry on when our generation is no longer able. To do so, we are attempting to locate photographs of all the missing. If you are reading this remembrance and have a photo and/or memory of this missing American that you would like to share for our project, please contact me at:

    Candace Lokey
    PO Box 206
    Freeport, PA 16229

    If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :
  • Posted on 6/18/02 MORE
  • Prayed for him daily

    Posted on 5/23/02 - by Eileen Foley Racanelli
    I wore Capt. Ketterer's MIA bracelet as a child for many years. I bought several, but he was the first. I always hoped to find he had returned. I will always remember him and his fallen comrades as true heroes. God bless!
  • Courage

    Posted on 3/14/02 - by Penny Skaj, USAF 1986-1992
    Capt. Ketterer,

    Today I read a remembrance written by Steve Pennington on 1/5/01 and how he saw an inquiry about you by a woman who wears your MIA bracelet. I am that woman. I got your bracelet at Dyess AFB in Texas in 1988 and wear it still. I chose you because you are from Wisconsin and in the Air Force. I too am from Wisconsin and was in the Air Force. I want to find your family to know you and your courage and dedication. I want them to know that even though I don't know you personally, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you and where you are. I have promised myself that before I leave this earth, I will go to Washington DC and pay my respect and admiration to you and all those that served to protect the freedom of all. Next week, I will fulfill my promise. I have a business trip to Washington DC and the first place I plan on going is the Vietnam War Memorial. I will stand before the thousands and thousands of names without faces and try to express how proud I am of their courage and commitment. I will weep for them and their families. I will probably take a rubbing of your name. But most of all, I will leave knowing that no matter what the reason for any conflict this country may face, FREEDOM and COURAGE will endure at all costs... Thank you Captain James A. Ketterer.

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