Grand Marshal: Dutch Deutschlander
Herman Carl “H.C.” – “DUTCH” Deutschlander was born in Buffalo NY, at the Deaconess Hospital on January 24 th , 1930. He was raised in Depew, New York by his parents: Herman Carl and Violet Beatrice Deutschlander. Graduating from Depew High School in 1947, he worked with various home builders until the fall of 1949 when he enrolled at Purdue University. While attending Purdue, Dutch met and married Joann Pinnick Deutschlander in January 1953. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in May of 1953, Dutch enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Dutch was commissioned as a 2 nd Lieutenant in December 1953, serving his country for 22 years.
During his military career Dutch was assigned and held various commands and staff duties to include Platoon leader, Executive Officer, Company Commander, Officer in Charge and Commanding Officer of Marine Detachment, USS Galveston- CLG3. Dutch was deployed to the Mediterranean as a commanding officer to the H&S Company, 2 nd Battalion 8 th Marines. He served two tours in Vietnam. In Vietnam Dutch was a Special Operations Officer for FLSG Bravo and on the second tour he served as an Assistant Intelligence Officer, for the Studies and Observation Group MAC- V.
During this time Dutch and Joann had 4 children: Doug, Tim (KC), Herman Carl Jr. /Chip (Heather) and his daughter, Jolene Deutschlander. He is the proud grandfather to 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.
Dutch spent time on many military bases moving his family from the East to West coast. Among these: Quantico VA., Pensacola FL. Marine Corp Base, Camp Le June, USS Galveston, RS Wilkes Berra Marine Corps Recruiting Station in Pennsylvania, Camp Pendleton, Camp Hansen Okinawa, NROTC Unit at the University of Pennsylvania, Naval Amphibious Base Coronado California, MAC-V Headquarters Saigon, Vietnam and rounding out his career at the Marine Corps Base Twenty-nine Palms, California.
Dutch retired from the Marine Corps, as a Lieutenant Colonel in the fall of 1975. While in the military Dutch received the Bronze Star Medal and the Joint Service Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service and Achievements, among many other service awards.
Upon retirement from the military, Dutch so much enjoyed 49 days of skiing at Brian Head Resort during the ski season of 1975-1976, he moved to Brian Head in the fall of 1976 to make this his permanent home and embark on a retirement career. Along with starting and running a property management company, Dutch served Brian Head Town as a Councilman and Mayor for 40 years from 1977 to 2017.
During this time Dutch, along with his two eldest sons Doug and Tim, founded a ski retail business, Brian Head Sports. While serving as Mayor, Dutch served on the Utah State Community Development Block Grant Committee, the Utah State Scenic Byway Committee, and as a representative to the Five Counties Area of Government. Brian Head Town and Dutch received the Rural Water Award of Excellence in 2009, for his efforts in water conservation. During his years of serving as an elected official, Dutch was instrumental in initiating and improving the infrastructure of the sewer, water, and trash systems in Brian Head.
Dutch is enjoying RE-retirement. He enjoys long, adventurous road trips and has traveled to many of the National Parks and other scenic wonders of the United States. Dutch was an avid river runner, with his sons who were river guides and enjoyed many a trip down the Grand Canyon Colorado River as well as other Western Rivers. Dutch now enjoys family time and gatherings, and is often hosting out of town family guests to the beautiful Southern Utah area.
Dutch would like to thank Iron County Fair for this honor. It has been his pleasure to meet and serve so many in the Southern Utah Communities.