2018 Sioux Center High School Veteran's Day Awards & Recognitions

*     2018 Quilt of Valor Award Winner:  Ed Scholten

            Presented by the Sioux Center American Legion Auxiliary

            Presented by Jean Brandes & Marje Brunsting  

*     2018 Sioux Center High School Veteran Recognition Award Winner:  Ted De Hoogh

              Presented by Sioux Center Community School District Superintendent Gary McEldowney









Navy Career of Ted De Hoogh

He enlisted in the Naval Reserve at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. His Boot Camp training took place at Great Lakes, Illinois. His first active duty assignment was the Heavy Cruiser USS Newport News (CA-148), which was Flagship Second Fleet. The ship’s homeport was Norfolk, Virginia. The second assignment was the USS Long Beach (CGN-9), a guided missile cruiser and the world’s first nuclear powered surface warship. The Long Beach was home ported in Long Beach, California. De Hoogh served in Supply, working in Ship’s Store Operations, along with General Quarters assignments on both ships.

Following two years of active duty he returned to training at the Naval Reserve Center, Sioux Falls. Various Supply billet assignments had him training at Naval Supply Centers or ships in San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, Long Beach, New Orleans and Subic Bay, Manila, the Philippines. He has also trained at Marine Corps bases at Pendleton, Oceanside, California, and Camp LeJeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina.

First Class Petty Officer De Hoogh was selected as Naval Reserve Center, Sioux Falls, “Sailor of the Year” in 1987.

Following selection to Chief Petty Officer (E-7) his last billet assignment was to serve as Personnel Services Supply Chief for Fleet Hospital 23, a 500 bed Fleet Hospital, during Operation Desert Shield in 1991.

Chief De Hoogh is a Vietnam Era veteran and retired in 1994 with 28 years of service.

He has served on the Sioux Center Area Veterans Memorial Committee, and is a member of the Doornink-Brunsting Post 199, the American Legion, of Sioux Center.