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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


  • My life force stays with you.

    Posted on 10/5/01 - by Genese Dorothy Dudley
    I am still wearing your bracelet. Have not removed it since l97l when I first received it through the VFW in Akron, Ohio.
  • Precious Thoughts are with Us

    Posted on 5/20/01 - by Sharon Pelon-Babby
    You have left so many warm and cherished memories, Jim. Your life is celebrated by those whom it has touched. Sharon
  • Heritage

    Posted on 3/16/01 - by Doug Berndsen
    Last year I bought Capt Ketterer's POW/MIA bracelet while I was home in WI. I am a cadet at the USAF Academy, so it has been a constant reminder of why I joined the military service in the first place. It also symbolizes the unique heritage and responsibility that I have sworn to uphold.
  • I wore his MIA Bracelet & prayed for him each day.

    Posted on 2/12/01 - by Evelyn Chamberlain
    I have visited the wall in DC several times. A Viet Nam Vet made a rubbing of his name for me. I left his bracelet on the wall on my 3rd. visit. I was deeply moved by this wall and thought of the terrible loss of young men and women and the terrible tragedy of our country's involvement. So many lives, so many tears, so much heartbreak. I felt a special kinship to James Ketterer although I never knew him. He will always be a part of my memory of Viet Nam. God Bless Him and God Bless His family.
  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 1/5/01 - by Steve Pennington
    CPT. Ketterer, today I saw an inquiry as to your fate by a woman who wears your MIA bracelet. I gave her what information I found on the web and wished her good luck. Today is the 32nd anniversary of the start of your tour with the 389th. many of us followed. Good bye fellow Gunfighter from those who followed you. Steve Pennington, Danang 71-72.

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