Feb 082012



Sp4 Loomis Oglesby III

Birth: Aug. 9, 1937 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: Mar. 3, 1966, Vietnam.

Sp4 Loomis Oglesby III native of Charlotte, NC was 28 years old and was married. It was reported that Loomis was very seriously wounded in Hostile Action and died from his wounds.

Loomis was the son of Mr. Loomis Oglesby, Jr. of Charlotte, NC. He served with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, “Blue Spaders”, 1st Infantry Division, “Big Red One”. He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: York Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Plot: Oglesby Family.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

  3 Responses to “OGLESBY, Loomis III”

  1. Hello family, I remember Jimmy, Richard, & Loomis when I would visit Charlotte. I am Myron’s youngest son. My father and Loomis were brothers. I have searched for along time for my “Charlotte Family”. I am currently visiting in-laws in Orangeburg SC. Will be here for a few days. Does anyone know where Carol Ann is? I remember her as a baby! So any family out there pleasae reach out!
    Much Love to You all
    Charles Oglesby

    • Charles, Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.

    • Hi Mr. Charles,

      This email is old compared to when you posted it. However, my dad knew your uncle (Loomis). Every time we pass by the memorial, he tells me the death date is incorrect because he remembered seeing him in Korea one time. If you want to speak to my dad, in his 70s, let me know. I give my permission to have my email address.

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