Meet Tom Oglesby:
Tom Oglesby joined the National Guard in 1935 at age 18 and was
mobilized with the 30th ID (Infantry Division, aka “Old Hickory”) in
1940. He was a Sergeant in WWII, landed on Omaha Beach on D+2 (June 8,
1944) and served for the duration of the war. He remained in the
National Guard until 1967 and in the Reserves until 1977, retiring as a
Chief Warrant Officer. He is still active in 30th Division Reunion
events both nationally and in North Carolina and by all accounts was an
Tom is the neighbor of Jennie Malcolm of Raleigh, who knitted the scarf that he is wearing. Jennie has started a local arm of Knit Your Bit, which makes scarves for veterans of World War II. The brainchild of the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, the venture is now in its third year. The local group will meet Oct 5, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Library in Raleigh. The scarves will be collected by Oct. 31, then distributed to local veterans on Nov. 11, Veterans Day.For information, send email to Jennie.
If you want to get a head start, the scarf pattern -- in both knit and crochet -- click here.