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KENNETH EARL STETSON


is honored on Panel 39E, Line 77 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/22/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear LCPL Kenneth Earl Stetson, 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.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 2/17/14 - by A Marine - Vietnam
    Semper Fi Marine.
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 6/11/12 - by Janet Yeager Stetson Boespflug mrsjib@msn.com

    Kenneth Stetson, known as Kenny, and I (Janet Yeager Stetson Boespflug) met our sophomore year of high school. He enjoyed and was good at football and wrestling. He was always willing to help others out when they needed something or to lend a hand. We were married June 25, 1965 in Longmont, Colorado. When the draft happened, he opted to join the Marine Corps in 1966. I was able to meet him at Camp Pendleton in CA before he was deployed to Viet Nam. He had a couple of great friends, Dan and Terry serving with him that I met. He was wounded in October 1967 and after recovering in the hospital, was sent back into the field. He opted not to take his R & R with me in Hawaii so those days could be taken off at the end of his tour, thus letting him come home earlier. It was during what would have been his R & R time that he was killed February 17, 1968. Ken was an amazing man, wise beyond his years, even in high school. He was a caring man and always stood up for those less fortunate, or in need of protection. I received a letter months after his death from his commanding officer in which he told me how Ken would stand watch for others when he himself was also tired, but he put himself aside to make life easier for someone else. I believe that he is watching down from heaven and that his prayers brought my second husband into my life who has gifted me, since 1971, healing from my sorrow, remembers Ken with me, took me to the Viet Nam wall, goes to the cemetery with me, and encouraged me to send this tribute in about Ken. I have been twice blessed with the men in my life. I salute all the service men and women who serve our country and their families. Everyone pays a high price for the freedom we enjoy. Thank you Ken for being my best friend, my first love, my husband, a great Marine and most of all My Love!

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  • Remembrance

    Posted on 6/11/12 - by Janet Yeager Stetson Boespflug mrsjib@msn.com

    Kenneth Stetson, known as Kenny, and I (Janet Yeager Stetson Boespflug) met our sophomore year of high school. He enjoyed and was good at football and wrestling. He was always willing to help others out when they needed something or to lend a hand. We were married June 25, 1965 in Longmont, Colorado. When the draft happened, he opted to join the Marine Corps in 1966. I was able to meet him at Camp Pendleton in CA before he was deployed to Viet Nam. He had a couple of great friends, Dan and Terry serving with him that I met. He was wounded in October 1967 and after recovering in the hospital, was sent back into the field. He opted not to take his R & R with me in Hawaii so those days could be taken off at the end of his tour, thus letting him come home earlier. It was during what would have been his R & R time that he was killed February 17, 1968. Ken was an amazing man, wise beyond his years, even in high school. He was a caring man and always stood up for those less fortunate, or in need of protection. I received a letter months after his death from his commanding officer in which he told me how Ken would stand watch for others when he himself was also tired, but he put himself aside to make life easier for someone else. I believe that he is watching down from heaven and that his prayers brought my second husband into my life who has gifted me, since 1971, healing from my sorrow, remembers Ken with me, took me to the Viet Nam wall, goes to the cemetery with me, and encouraged me to send this tribute in about Ken. I have been twice blessed with the men in my life. I salute all the service men and women who serve our country and their families. Everyone pays a high price for the freedom we enjoy. Thank you Ken for being my best friend, my first love, my husband, a great Marine and most of all My Love!

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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 1/8/12
    (Photo Credit: Dan Moore) Rest in peace with the warriors.
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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.

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