Spreadsheet of all the veterans in Sioux Center
2019 Calendar of Events!
Sioux Center American Legion & Auxiliary & Sioux Center Scouts
American Legion Meetings & Events
Monthly Meetings Itinerary
1800-1900 Social Hour
1900-2000 Business Meeting
2000-2030 Veteran of the Month
American Legion Monthly Meeting
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
Contacts: Simply Click Sponsored Links Button on top right
Aaron Van Beek
Sioux Center Scouts
Wreaths Across America
Sioux Center Memory Gardens is the final resting place for over 300 veterans. The Sioux Center Boy Scouts will be there to help place wreaths along with anyone from the community. Veterans
are encouraged to dress in Class A uniform. Can't make it on Saturday, December 15th to help?
Visit the Sponsor page to sponsor a wreath for Memory Gardens. Join us at 11:00 AM on Saturday,
December 14, 2019 for a ceremony and the placing of the wreaths. Last year, it only took about
an hour and a half to complete.
Color Guard Team: Volunteers Needed
Contact: Wayne Van Voorst 712-722-4553
Fund Raising Ideas: Request suggestions at anyone of our posted meetings
Post Volunteers: Legion Post is in need of volunteers for future fundraising projects
Post Donations: Always Appreciated & Needed
Sioux Center American Legion Post needs financial donations
Membership: Active Duty Military Personnel may join the American Legion
Contact Ted DeHoogh or online at Legion.org/Renew
Communication/Info: Facebook.com/DBpost199 or
Blue Star Banners: American Legion will continue to present Blue Star Banners at our regularly scheduled meetings to families of local families who have a family member serving on active duty.
100th Birthday: Celebration in 2019
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.