Phyllis said she joined the Navy because she wanted to marry a sailor…and that is just what she did!

Phyllis served as a secretary for the Navy at Great Lakes Naval base.

Edward Wester served on the destroyer USS Maurice J. Manuel DE-351.

They were married on January 1, 1945.

Please contact the St. Charles County Veterans Museum Oral History project at or call 636-294-2657 for more information and lets’ talk. We want to hear from you because we know…Every Veteran has a story.