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Black and white photograph of the National Guardsmen from Company D (renamed Company B in 1963) standing in the basement of Holland's armory on 9th street.  The photo shows two men standing near a jeep.  

Handwritten on the back is "1967 and L to R: POAG, SGT. Steketee". 
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.
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