Podcast

The “Dog Tag” – Pat Swinger, Local Historian & Author

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode XXIII, Season 1 a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum. The City of St. Louis, and nearby St. Louis and St. Charles County became known as the “Gateway to the West” because it was an ideal spot for tradesmen, adventurers,...

The “Dog Tag” – Sub Commander Chris Lagemann

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode XX, Season 1 a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum. Tonight's guest is Chris Lagemann a U.S. Navy Submarine Commander retired. Sailing on a U.S. nuclear submarine is a trip into a cramped, timeless, and windowless undersea...

The “Dog Tag” – Sgt Robert Garvey

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode XIX, Season 1 a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum. “The Dog Tag” Podcast at the St Charles County Veterans Museum Tonight we bring you the heroic story of B24 Crewman SGT Robert Garvey. After flying 29 missions with his...

The “Dog Tag” – Veteran Suicides, with Misty Blum

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode XVIII, Season 1 a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum. Tonight’s guest is Misty Blum.  Misty’s husband Michael served his country in the United States Marines for 20 years including four tours of duty in Iraq. While U.S....

The “Dog Tag” – Sierra Koester Discusses PTSD

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode XVII, Season 1 a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum. Our guest on the show tonight is Sierra Koester.  After earning a degree in criminal justice, serving as a Police Officer in O’Fallon and a deputy in Lincoln County,...

The “Dog Tag” – Jim Higgins, St. Charles County Vets Musem

The “Dog Tag” – Jim Higgins, St. Charles County Vets Musem

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode XVI, Season 1 a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum. On the Wall of Honor at the St. Charles County Veterans Museum, there are 116 dog tags representing soldiers from our county killed in action since World War I through...

The “Dog Tag” – Laura Paskoff, Wright Construction

The “Dog Tag” – Laura Paskoff, Wright Construction

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode XV, Season 1 a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum. Today’s podcast features Laura Paskoff from Wright Construction.  In 2019, Wright Construction hosted their inaugural 22-Strong Challenge walk. The number 22 is...

The “Dog Tag” – Ltc Steve Brown

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode XIV, Season 1 a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum. Today’s podcast features LTC Steve Brown, retired.  Steve flew the Caribou, and B-52’s in Vietnam.  After Vietnam, Steve joined a very elite group of pilots flying the...

The “Dog Tag” – Jim David, Veterans Assistance Office

The “Dog Tag” – Jim David, Veterans Assistance Office

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode XIII, Season 1 a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum. Today's podcast features Jim David from the Veterans Assistance Office in St. Charles County. The office is located in O'Fallon City Hall and is staffed by volunteers...

The “Dog Tag” – Marcia Higgins, Museum Curator

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode XII, Season 1 a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum. Women have been serving in the military in one form or another for more than 200 years.  They have had to overcome decades of obstacles in order to be allowed to serve...

The “Dog Tag” – Combat Medic Matthew Sims

The “Dog Tag” – Combat Medic Matthew Sims

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode XI, Season 1 a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum. Combat medics play a unique role in today’s modern military. Not only must they be experts in battlefield medicine, but they must also remain proficient in combat...

The “Dog Tag” – Merchant Marines, Unsung Heroes of WWII

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode X, Season 1 a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum. The United States entered World War II when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. But American Merchant Marine sailors were dying months before America entered the war!...

The “Dog Tag” – Medicating Normal

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode IX, Season 1 a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum. Angela Peacock joined the Army immediately after high school in 1998.  Angie was strong, tough and a born leader.  She was ready, willing, and able to do anything a man...

The “Dog Tag” – The Forgotten War

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode VIII, Season 1 a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum. The Korean War was fought from 1950 until 1953 and pitted the United States, South Korea, and their UN allies against North Korea and the Chinese Communists. The...

The “Dog Tag” – Blue Star Mothers

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode VII, Season 1, a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum. Nearly 200,000 U.S. Troops are deployed around the world many in harm’s way.  For every troop deployed, there are multiple family members including mothers,...

The “Dog Tag” – Collision at Sea, A Survivors Story

The “Dog Tag” – Collision at Sea, A Survivors Story

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode VI, Season 1, a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum. On 2-JUN 1969 the Navy destroyer U.S.S Frank E. Evans was cruising through the calm, moonlit waters of the South China Sea.  Just days before, the Evans was on the gun...

The “Dog Tag” – Ella’s Lemonade Stand

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode V, Season 1, a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum. Ella was inspired by her grandpa Ken and his five brothers, all of whom served in the military. Ella has promised to do the stand every year until she graduates. In the...

The “Dog Tag” – Bill Fisher Vietnam Dog Handler

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode IV, Season 1, a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum.  Our podcast airs on Tuesdays, at 6:00 PM.  This week’s show features Bill Fisher. Bill had a belief that serving your country was important. After briefly considering...

The “Dog Tag” – Jim David, Veterans Assistance Office

The “Dog Tag” – Bud Haedike B-17 Bombardier

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode III, Season 1, a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum.  Our podcast airs on Tuesdays, at 6:00 PM.  This week’s show features Paul "Bud" Haedike a World War II B-17 Bombardier. Paul “Bud” Haedike was 16 when Pearl Harbor was...

The “Dog Tag” – Jim David, Veterans Assistance Office

The “Dog Tag” – Favorite Stories

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode II, Season 1, a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum.  Our podcast airs on Tuesdays, at 6:00 PM.  This week’s show features exciting stories of local veterans told by two of the founding members of the museum. We will walk...

The “Dog Tag” – One Man’s Dream

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode 1, Season 1 a podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum.  Our podcasts air each Tuesday, at 6:00 PM.  A museum in St. Charles County Missouri, began with one man’s dream to honor veterans.  Private Ralph Barrale, a veteran of...