In Memory

James F Uttermark

James F Uttermark

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11/13/13 08:05 PM #8    

William (Bill) Zemke

Jim and I had so many classes together. Teachers usually put us in alphabetical order, so Jim usually ended up across the aisle from me. What a fun loving great kid - that's what we were - kids. After 50 years plus, it still doesn't seem possible that Jim won't be with us at the 50th.  He along with thousands of  other veterans need to be honored and remembered more than they are in today's society - and then our "government" even locks the gates on our federal cemeteries.  To Jim and his family - I say thank you and you are not forgotten. 

11/14/13 10:02 AM #9    

Lyle Parin

Sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives we lose track of how we got to where we are, and who got us here. As Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, we can't help remembering all of our classmates who answered the call to duty for our country. The touching memorials are beautiful reminders of one of our own classmates who gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be remembered forever in our hearts. This is why I'm writing this memorial to Jim now, instead of earlier on the official Veterans Day observance. I didn't know Jim very well, but as I remember he was a remarkable person. Well liked by everybody and always had a smile on his face. As we remember, back in high school we all were going through the problems of our times, trying to adjust to getting older and wondering what the future would hold. A good majority of us had the military to look forward to. Some earlier than others. Some volunteered and some waited untll they were called up.  I remember when I heard that Jim was taken from us, and it really was hard to understand how someone who you knew was gone so early in life. Jim,  you will live in our memories forever.

11/16/13 06:13 AM #10    

Allen S Hodder

James Frederick Uttermark was born on 8 May 1946 to James John Uttermark and Olive Louise Hetu in Ramsey County MN

Jim's tour of duty in Viet Nam started on 11 June 1968.  He served with HHC 2 Battalion 22 Infantry Regiment 25 Infantry Division.  He was KIA on 23 Feb 1969.  He reached the rank of SSGT

Jim is buried at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis MN.

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05/25/14 10:51 AM #11    

Allen S Hodder

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow 
Between the crosses row on row, 
That mark our place; and in the sky 
The larks, still bravely singing, fly 
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago 
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, 
Loved and were loved, and now we lie 
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe: 
To you from failing hands we throw 
The torch; be yours to hold it high. 
If ye break faith with us who die 
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow 
In Flanders fields.

Lt. Col. John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Expeditionary Force

05/25/14 08:01 PM #12    

Carl Bourdon

Memorial Day 2014


02/23/15 08:41 PM #13    

Carl Bourdon


All gave some

Some gave all

You Are Not Forgotten

05/08/15 10:08 PM #14    

Carl Bourdon

Remembrance on this day you would be 69 years old:

Others offered remembrance:

Don't want his name left blank

Posted on 4/27/01 - by Rebecca

Could this be him in the letter mentioned in the book, "Schrapnel in the Heart" on page 169? Author is Laura Palmer

Yes, Rebecca, this is Jim Uttermark

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05/25/15 04:34 PM #15    

Carl Bourdon

Memorial Day 2015

Wounded Warrior Project:

The greatest casualty is being forgotten.

04/10/16 06:28 PM #16    

Carl Bourdon

a song for Jim Uttermark:

The Wall Song is a tribute born out of the kindred creative spirits of poet Judy Gorman King and songwriters Mitch Townley and Brad Dunse. Mitch heard Judy present her poem, The Spirit Of The Wall, at a Nashville benefit for homeless veterans in March, 2008. She gave him permission to use the poem as the inspirational foundation for the song. Mitch invited his good friend, singer/songwriter Brad Dunse to collaborate with him and the project was underway. The Wall Song was recorded in Nashville in July, 2008 by artist J.P. Williams and produced by Chip Martin.



05/28/16 03:31 PM #17    

Carl Bourdon

Memorial Day 2016



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