The “Dog Tag” – One Man’s Dream

One Man's Dream to Honor Veterans - Ralph Barrale

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 World War II, who landed on Utah Beach on D-Day, fought at the Battle of the Bulge and was among the first troops to enter Dachau Concentration Camp. Ralph felt it was important to honor veterans of all wars and share their stories. 

 Ralph believed, “no one is ever gone as long as someone has memories of them.”  Our museum is unique in that it tells the stories of local men and women that served.  We honor them, by preserving and sharing their stories.  This week, we’ll share the beginnings of the museum on our 3rd year anniversary along with major projects and plans for 2022.   

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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.