Military

Remembering St. Charles Veterans

Remembering St. Charles Veterans

The St. Charles community has a long and proud history of military service. From the Revolutionary War onward, members of our community have dedicated themselves to protecting and fighting for our country.

In honor of that service, we've put together a gallery of photographs from the archives to celebrate and remember the veterans of our community.

Friday, September 13, 1918: A Chance Meeting of two cousins in France during World War I

Friday, September 13, 1918: A Chance Meeting of two cousins in France during World War I

95 years ago on this date St. Charles resident Louis Rockwell was a Second Lieutenant with Company B, 2nd Engineers serving in France during WWI. His cousin, Thomas Farnsworth, was a First Lieutenant and pilot with the 96th Aero Squadron, also serving in France. The following is a transcript of a letter written by Rockwell to Farnsworth’s parents about a chance meeting of the two cousins.