Black and white photograph showing the National Guardsmen from Company D (renamed Company B in 1963). The photo appears to show outside the Holland Armory. There are four jeeps parallel parked out front. Handwritten on the back and front is "1963".
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.