History beyond the fold

Laura Borger, of Carbondale, receives a folded flag Thursday from Cadet Brent Peterson, a senior from Woodlawn studying intercultural communication, during a ceremony at Kesner Hall. The flag was originally given to Borger’s grandmother after her great uncle, Ernest E. Ogilvie, died in his submarine, the U.S.S. Sealion, during a bombing that led to the Pearl Harbor attack. Ogilvie is believed to be one of World War II’s first American casualties. Borger contacted Cadet Battalion Cmdr. Matt Osborne, one of her former students, about having the flag folded properly. “When my grandmother passed away two years ago, I inherited this flag,” Borger said. She said she believes her grandmother unfolded it at some point or it came undone. “I thought of Matt, who I knew was in the ROTC, and asked him if he could refold it for me so that I could properly take care of it,” she said. “I’m very happy to have this done.”

Photo by Chris Zoeller of The Daily Egyptian

Chris Zoeller | Daily Egyptian

 

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