Sioux County



Milo Te Grotenhuis



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


Mr. and Mrs. Gerrit Te Grotenhuis received the good news that their son, Milo, is well. He was stationed on Okinawa when the typhoon struck ther, and the men had a hard time keeping their tent from blowing away. All their belongings were water soaked. Saturday brought still better news to the Grotenhuises, Milo, now a Motor Machinist’s Mate 2/c is in the Philippines and on his way home. He will get here in a few weeks.

Source: Sioux Center News, November 15, 1945