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Holdrege Electric honored by Department of Defense for Patriotic Support

  • Holdrege Electric honored by Department of Defense for Patriotic Support

HOLDREGE, Neb. – Scott Marquardt, was presented the Department of Defense Patriot Award Aug. 16 by Vicki VonLoh, volunteer representing the Nebraska Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

Marquardt was nominated for being highly supportive of his Army National Guard component employee, Capt. Blake Hampton, a member of the 623rd Engineering Company, Nebraska Army National Guard in Wahoo.

In his nomination, Hampton wrote, “Scott has always been a supportive employer. He has hired several active military and veterans. He is my past employer and a current employer to one of my soldiers. He fully supports our unit and its mission. He does anything he can do to accommodate in the time of our absences. Scott is a true supporter and bleeds red, white and blue.”

“The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them have answered their nation’s call to serve,” said VonLoh in her presentation. “Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units, and it’s a pleasure for me to recognize Holdrege Electric with this award.”

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, visit

Pictured: Vicki VonLoh and Scott Marquardt