Honoring the Memories and Sacrifices

St. Louis Gateway Chapter  •  Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge WWII  •  Saint Louis, Missouri

Shared Memories of Gateway Chapter Members

Memorial Day Speech by Bernie Schwender   In his Memorial Day speech, member Bernie Schwender shared about growing up in Glasgow, Missouri, enlisting in the Army, serving in World War II, and being an active member of the St. Louis Gateway Chapter of the Battle of the Bulge. Read more...

Article: A True American Hero - Harold Mueller   Member Harold Mueller was profiled in the Southview Assisted Living’s quarterly magazine (2013/2014 Winter Edition). The article chronicals Harold's experience as a member of the 110 Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion which provided support to the 29th Infantry Division in the Normandy invasion. Read more...

Memories of the Past - Hope for Future Generations by Millie Knize   MIllie recounts the events culmanating in the founding of the St. Louis Gateway VBOB Chapter, organizing the first Ladies' Auxilliary, planning the 50th Anniversary Reunion, and much more. Read more...

Kent Stephens - Interview Excerpts   A followup to Kentís original interview for "Victory Through Valor: A Collection of World War II Memoirs" was conducted by Matt Lary. Read more...

"Victory Through Valor" and GI Statue Book of Honor

"Victory Through Valor: A Collection of World War II Memoirs" is available in softcover, 328 pages and was published by Reedy Press of St. Louis. The primary goal of the project was to complete as many interviews as soon as possible in order to preserve the personal accounts of these aging veterans to help future generations understand their experiences and sacrifices in the process of preserving our freedom. Over 100 Gateway Chapter members and their wives were interviewed as part of the Despotis World War II Veterans Project.

The "Victory Through Valor" book is available for $15.00. The price of the GI Statue Book of Honor is $5.00. Both books are available at the monthly meetings or you can place an order and have it sent by the USPS.
Learn more about the book project   View photos of book signings