Our Favorite Stories – Bob Shaner

The Story of Odette and Elmer Shaner

Every veteran has a story at the St. Charles County Veterans Museum.  In the months ahead we’ll bring you a short video telling our volunteer’s favorite stories.  This month Bob Shaner tells the story of his parents Odette and Elmer.  His mother served in the French Resistance during World War II while his father served in Africa, Italy and France.  Later, Elmer was knighted by the Queen of the Netherlands for rescuing thousands of civilians during floods.  

Read Elmer’s and Odette’s story on this website.  

Have a story you’d like to share?  Contact Jim at the museum at 636-294-2657.  Because every veteran has a story…worth telling!  

Please contact the St. Charles County Veterans Museum Oral History project at sccvetsmuseum@gmail.com 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.