The “Dog Tag” – Veterans Stories & How They Evolve

Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode 15, Season 2, a Podcast by the Mid America Veterans Museum.
Marcia and Jim Higgins

A Homeless Purple Heart, Finds a Permanent Home!

Join us live from the Mid America Veterans Museum as I host our museum curator, Marcia Higgins, and museum manager and historian, Jim Higgins to talk about our ever evolving veterans stories. In this episode you will hear an in depth accounting of recently uncovered updates to the story of Joseph McNamee, World War II Marine who served on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and Saipan.  He was KIA on 9-JUL 1944.  The story can only be described as serendipitous.

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.