ALAN A KETTNER
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HONORED ON PANEL 49E, LINE 43 OF THE WALL

ALAN ARTHUR KETTNER

WALL NAME

ALAN A KETTNER

PANEL / LINE

49E/43

DATE OF BIRTH

08/22/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/13/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SPRINGFIELD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Brown County

STATE

MN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

2LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ALAN ARTHUR KETTNER
POSTED ON 12.4.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Alan Kettner, Thank you for your service as a Basic Infantry Officer. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Thanksgiving just passed, so this is the perfect time to say thanks. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 1.21.2018
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, 2/27 Wolfhound, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Peace with Honor

You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Alan.
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POSTED ON 4.29.2015
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota

BATTLE AT HUE

On 13 April 1968 the 1st Battalion, 27th Marines, fought a bloody battle with elements of the North Vietnamese Army east of the city of Hue. The fight cost the Marines dearly - 26 dead, even worse than Sergeant Garza remembers, and 46 wounded - but killed at least 62 enemy soldiers and helped to clear the area of remaining NVA/VC forces. The dead were:

A Company:
SSgt Glennis R. Kellams, New Albany, IN (Silver Star)
Cpl Kenneth M. Watson, Toledo, OH
LCpl Richard L. Embrey, Warren, AZ
LCpl Stephen J. Hinds, Osseo, MN
Pfc Raymond Armstrong, Cleveland, OH
Pfc Frank W. Atherton, Templeton, PA
Pfc Robert C. Healey, Trenton, NJ
Pfc Kenneth L. Hinnant, Johnson City, TN
Pfc Larry C. Hopper, Ontario, CA
Pfc Jerry A. Snipes, Albemarle, NC

B Company:
2ndLt Alan A. Kettner, Springfield, MN
Cpl James E. Hodge, Macksburg, OH
LCpl Terry L. Fuhrman, Fort Wayne, IN (DoW 14 Apr 68)
LCpl Alfred V. Whitmer, Morenci, AZ
Pfc Roger A. Boomsma, Arcadia, CA
Pfc Douglas L. Long, Savannah, GA
Pfc Barry D. Lord, Findlay, OH
Pfc Paul L. Whitthorne, Memphis, TN
Pfc William W. Wilson, St Marys, WV
Pvt Ray T. Comfort, Northumberland, PA

C Company:
Cpl Joseph C. Reid, Baton Rouge, LA
Pfc Donald L. Mansfield, Rockland, ME
Pfc William G. Parker, Detroit, MI

H&S Company:
SSgt Fred J. Hayes, Walnut Creek, CA (Silver Star) (with Delta 1/27)
HN3 Robert L. Dodsworth, Franklin, IL
HN Richard E. Cawley, St Joseph, MO
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POSTED ON 12.24.2014
POSTED BY: Sue Selters

A Special Midshipman

My parents hosted midshipmen at our house from my grade school through college years. Alan visited many times and even continued to visit when we lived in Norfolk, VA. I have wonderful memories of him at family gatherings and at our church in Annapolis. He was a special midshipman. Sue (Seeger) Selters of Claremont CA
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POSTED ON 4.13.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine - Vietnam

Semper Fi, Lt.

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