We lost a friend of the museum and an American Hero on 10-DEC 2022.  Robert Wesley Garvey was 99 years old.  He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a B-24 Liberator waist gunner.  Bob’s plane was shot down on his 30th mission.  He parachuted safely, landed, and was immediately shot and captured attempting to evade the enemy.  Bob was a prisoner of war until late in the war when the Germans marched the prisoners into Allied lines and laid down their weapons and surrendered.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, 16-DEC 2022 at 2:30 PM at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery 2900 Sheridan Rd, St. Louis, Missouri.  There will be a memorial service on Saturday, December 17th at 11:00 AM Sunrise Church, 7116 Twin Chimneys Blvd in O’Fallon MO.

Rest in Peace, old friend.

Robert Garvey’s story can be found on our website under stories.

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.