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is honored on Panel 25W, Line 114 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/13/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear WO Kenneth Eugene Witmer, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/30/11 - by robert Sage
    Kenneth is buried at Stehman's Cemetery, Millersville, Lancaster County,PA.
  • Member of the 129th AHC who knew you

    Posted on 11/4/09 - by Fellow member of the 129th AHC
    I arrived at Lane AHP in Vietnam just 28 days before your death. I was to new a new guy to be able to say I really knew you, but we were in the same unit. I was in the second platoon and you the first. Your utlimate sacrifice made me fully aware of what I had signed on for back in late 1967 when I joined the Army to go to flight school.

    I want you to know that this member of the 129th AHC will never forget you or any of the crew members who passed with you that day 5/13/69. Thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 4/3/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
  • Daily Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, Pa., May 20, 1969

    Posted on 5/29/05 - by Jim McIlhenney
    A Millersville area Army helicopter pilot became the 46th Lancaster Countian to be killed in action in Vietnam.
    Warrant Officer Kenneth Eugene Witmer, 20, son of Paul M. and Ethel Stekervetz Witmer, 97 Safe Harbor Road, Millersville R1.
    Witmer, a member of the 129th Assault Helicopter Company, stationed at Lane Army Heliport, Qui Nhon, was killed last Tuesday, May 13.
    He was born in Lancaster, and graduated from Penn Manor High School in 1966. He was a member of Stehman Memorial United Methodist Church, and was employed at Rice Brothers Plumbing Company, Millersville, before entering the service on September 27, 1967.
    Survivors, besides his parents, include brothers, Jay W. Witmer, and James D.Witmer; and a sister, Kathy S. Witmer, all at home; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stekervetz, Conestoga.
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