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

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  • 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.
  • Me Too

    Posted on 5/30/00 - by robin brown
    I have worn the bracelet since 1971, I want to express my most sincere thanks for the sacrifice and willingness to protect us all, regardless of political beliefs. My condolences and thanks to his family for their sacrifice.
  • I was hoping...

    Posted on 1/2/99 - by John Klinedinst
    I also had a bracelet for Capt. Ketterer, wore through the late parts of the war while a college student. Always hoped that I'd find he had returned. Not to be. What a waste of young lives. But thanks to Capt. Ketterer for giving his life for this great country, great in spite of periodic leadership judgement.
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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