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Camp Elmore
Norfolk, VA 23511

The Sewalls Point Naval Complex includes Norfolk Naval Base as well as other Naval Facilities. Camp Elmore and Camp Allen are located in Norfolk, Virginia.

Camp Elmore is the headquarters installation of Marine Corps Forces, Atlantic/Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic.

It is named in honor of PFC George W. Elmore, a Browning Automatic Rifleman. On 26 February 1951, Elmore left the cover of his position and moved forward into the open to where he could more effectively take the North Korean enemy under fire. Freed from the fire that had pinned them, the remaining members of Elmore's squad moveed forward, but Elmore suffered wounds that would cost him his life. For his selfless action, George Elmore would posthumously receive his country's second highest award for bravery, the Navy Cross.



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