Photo about Company D (renamed Company B in 1963). This photo appears to be from the 50th anniversary reunion in 1971. Hand written on the back are the names Ray Naber (at left in this photo) and Paul VanKolken.
Colonel Henry Geerds was the driving force behind bringing a National Guard unit to Holland, MI. After his experience in WWI he was determined to have someplace where he could properly train young men to become soldiers. Geerds' Company D, a machine gun battery, began enlisting young men in 1921.
Geerds then began making plans to have an Armory built in Holland. The Holland Armory was dedicated in 1925.