Here from 1914 to 1961 stood the third armory of the Norfolk Light Artillery Blues (Batter B, 111th Field Artillery, Virginia National Guard) formed in 1829, as well as the Headquarters Battery, Regimental Band, and the 104th Medical Corps Detachment. From here, the Blues were ordered abroad during three wars: the 1916 Mexican Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa, the American Expedition to France in 1918 during World War I, and World War II. The Blues landed in the fifth wave on Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day, 6 June 1944, and fought in Europe for the remainder of the war. In 1961 the unit moved to a new armory near Broad Creek.
Geographic Location: Norfolk
Physical Description of Location: 1022-1098 W 46th St, Norfolk, VA 23508. Near intersection with Hampton Boulevard.
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