Woodbury County

E. J. "Joe" Hogan



12 Sailors Home On Leave After “Boot” Training

Twelve bluejackets from Uncle Sam’s Navy who enlisted at the Sioux City recruiting station and have completed their “boot” training at the Great Lakes naval training station, are home on leave.

They returned home Saturday and will remain for another week being being assigned to sea duty or some school for specialized training, F.C. Scesney, in charge of recruiting here, reported.

They are Milo Te Grotenhuis of Orange City, Harold Vanthul of Hull, Robert Bourret of Sioux City, James R. McDougall of Le Mars, Ronert Vander Broek of Maurice, Paul W. Flemming of Correctionville, Eugene Hogan and Lowell E. Phillips of Merrill, Maurice J. Boever of Remsen, Harold J. Kemp and Henry P. Miehus of Oyens and Frank Jebsen of Hinton.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, November 24, 1942

E. J. (“Joe”) Hogan, storekeeper third class, is home on a 3-day leave visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hogan, 1102 W. Third street, after spending 23 months on a supply ship in the South Pacific.  Mr. Hogan enlisted in October, 1942, and was sent overseas the following February.  For the first 11 months, he was stationed in the supply department somewhere in Australia and later was sent to the South Pacific.  His home was at Oto, Ia., until two years before entering the service.  He attended high school there.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, January 28, 1945