The “Dog Tag” – Sgt Robert Garvey

World War II, B-24 Waist Gunner

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 regular crew he was “volunteered” to be a substitute gunner with another crew. During this mission Robert was forced to bail out when his plane was damaged and going to crash after being jumped by German planes. Once on the ground Robert was hit multiple times by enemy fire then captured and became a POW. This story is one of courage, resilience and the American spirit!

To listen to Bob’s story, click on the link below.

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.