720th Military Police Battalion
Reunion Association & History Project
"Of the Troops and for the Troops"
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Want to know where the Soldiers of The Gauntlet have served, the campaigns they participated in, and the many awards they have received?
To find out, click on each of the ribbons above.
Soldiers of The Gauntlet have been serving their country and the cause of freedom throughout the world since January 1942
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     This site was created with the assistance and contributions of the men and women of the 720th MP Battalion, their subordinate and affiliated units, and is dedicated to the memory of all our fallen comrades since 20 January 1942, and to those men and women of the 720th Military Police Battalion who currently fill our ranks and proudly serve with distinction and honor throughout the world as today's....

Soldiers of The Gauntlet

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In Remembrance of
SGT Fred J. Burness
Baker Company
MIA 1943 WW II

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     NOTE TO ALL VISITORS TO THIS WEBSITE - Effective 24 June the Webmaster and History Project Manager Tom Watson will be unable to answer Emails for five weeks due to a shoulder operation. If you have any emergency issue, please call 864-391-2661 (EST).  Thank you.

  After 12 years of research and editing the two new Vietnam Journal histories of the 720th MP Battalion are now available in hard and soft cover.  For Information on how to purchase your copies, use this link to the Vietnam Era Home Page!
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     Anyone can visit, but only former military police unit veterans regardless of unit served in, "Active" members of the 720th MP Battalion at Fort Hood and "Active" Reunion Association Members and family members of those who have since passed from our ranks can post photographs, videos or other attachments. Use the Facebook Icon to visit us.

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Yesterdays 720th Military Police Battalion
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Company
20 January 1942
1956
BAKER
Company
20 January 1942
1956
CHARLIE
Company
20 January 1942
1956
DOG
Company
20 January 1942
1956
Medical Detachment
20 January 1942
1951
ALPHA
Company
1956
13 August 1972
BRAVO
Company
1956
13 August 1972

   Lest we forget the letter companies, who served the Battalion and Regiment proudly through thirty years, including three wars, and collectively earned...

1 Presidential Unit Citation ~ First by an MP Company
Papuan Campaign 23 July 1942-23 January 1943
6 Meritorious Unit Commendations
17 Campaign Streamers
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation
Twenty years of overseas service

...before their deactivation in August 1972.

CHARLIE
Company
1956
13 August 1972
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Today's 720th Military Police Battalion
Soldiers of The Gauntlet at Fort Hood, Texas
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401st
Gunfighters
410th
Bravo Spirit
HQ Detachment
Vanguard
411th
64th
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Command Team

Battalion Commander

Battalion Sergeant Major
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Lineage & Honors
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Deployment Status
HQ&HQ Detachment
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401st MP Company
None Posted
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411th MP Company
Fort Hood
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64th MP Company
Fort Hood
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BATTALION HQ
Fort Hood, TX
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These Are Our Battalion Heroes That Were Taken From Our Ranks In Times Of Conflict, and In The Line Of Duty since 1942.
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1st U.S. Army
Zone of the Inferior
Feb-Jul 1942
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General HQ
WWII Pacific Theater & Occupied Japan
1942-45 & 48-53
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8th U.S. Army
Occupied Japan
1945-48 & 1955
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U.S. Army Forces
Far East Command
Japan-1954
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Japanese Logistics Command
C Company Detachment - 1954
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4th U.S. Army
Fort Hood
1955-1966
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18th MP Brigade
Vietnam
1966-1972
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5th U.S. Army
Fort Hood
1972-1973
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III Corps
Fort Hood
1973-1983
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89th MP Brigade
Fort Hood
1983-current
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CPL Joseph Selovich
C Company 1951
founded the Reunion Association in 1982
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Below are the Soldiers Of The Gauntlet since 1942 who were taken from our ranks during the month of July. Our hopes and prayers are that this list never grows any longer.
Lest we forget
    They say: Our deaths are not ours; they are yours; they will mean what you make them.
     They say: Whether our lives and our deaths were for peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say; it is you who must say this.
    They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young, they say. We have died. Remember us.

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Soldiers of The Gauntlet since 1942 who were taken from our ranks in combat and line of duty service during the month of July.
Vietnam 1967
Vietnam 1968
Vietnam 1971
Iraq 2005
Charlie Company
Charlie Company
Charlie Company
64th MP Company
Iraq 2005
Iraq 2005
Iraq 2007
Iraq 2007
411th MP Company
411th MP Company
401st MP Company
401st MP Company
Afghanistan 2012
Afghanistan 2012
Afghanistan 2012
Afghanistan 2012
978th MP Company
978th MP Company
978th MP Company
978th MP Company
Afghanistan 2012
Afghanistan 2012
978th MP Company
978th MP Company

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Two new Battalion casualties of "Line of Duty" incidents have been discovered and added to the Reunion Association Honor Roll.
Ft. Hood 1955
Ft. Hood 1986
Photograph Needed
Photograph Needed
Baker Company
401st MP Company

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Regimental Headquarters, Training School & Museum, Fort Leonard Wood, MO
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MG David E. Quantock

Provost Marshal General United States Army

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Regimental Commander &
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Regimental Command Sergeant Major
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Battalion History ~ 1942 to Current
"The third longest serving active duty Military Police Battalion in the United States Army"
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   Soldiers of The Gauntlet of all eras....The information gathered through this website, 1942 through current deployments, is vetted, catalogued, and archived for eventual transfer to the Regimental History Unit so future Soldiers of The Gauntlet and other researchers will have access to a concise and thorough history of the Battalion and its many achievements. Your contributions of unclassified official documents from all eras, such as rosters, orders, morning reports, after action reports, operations reports-lessons learned, and photographs, as well as personal stories & reflections and related memorabilia is very important and always appreciated. For information on how to contribute, contact Tom Watson (History Project Manager) through Email Links provided on any of the Time Line Pages.

            It would be a shame to let your service go unrecognized.

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   To start your Battalion Timeline tour, click the soldier icon to the right.
Recent Photo & Timeline Additions & Updates
1942-1955
   

  Your Assistance is Needed! Looking for details, media documents, official records, on the line of duty (vehicle crash) death of CPL Milton R. Tucker, Baker Company, 16 August 1955. Use this direct Email Link

  WANTED: Photos, official documents, personal stories, media articles, and any other information from this period for a Battalion history book.

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1956-1965
  WANTED: Photos, official documents, personal stories, media articles and any other information from this period for a Battalion history book, especially: 1962 University of Mississippi  security for James Meredith; The 1965 Deployment to Selma, Alabama for security at the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March.
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1966-1972
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1973-1979
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1980-1990
  Your Assistance is Needed! Looking for details, media documents, official records, on the line of duty (drowning) death of PFC Kimberly Ann Storm, 401st MP Company, during flood duty on Fort Hood on 3 June 1986. Use this direct Email Link
  WANTED: Photographs, official documents, personal stories and any other information for this period, especially: Operation JUST CAUSE-Panama.
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1991-2000
  WANTED: Photographs, personal stories, official documents, media articles, and any other information for this period, especially: Operations DESERT SHIELD-STORM & JOINT ENDEAVOR-GUARD.
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2001-2013
   
  WANTED: Photographs, personal stories, official (unclassified) documents, media articles, and any other information for this period, especially Operations IRAQI FREEDOM & ENDURING FREEDOM.
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Deployments
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Korean War
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Operation Just Cause
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Iraqi Freedom
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Additional deployments are included in the Time Line section. Check your Battalion tour dates.
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YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BATTALION REUNION ASSOCIATION TO CONTRIBUTE INFORMATION, PHOTOGRAPHS, HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS, PERSONAL STORIES OR REFLECTIONS OF YOUR SERVICE FOR THE HISTORICAL RECORD OF THE 720TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION. YOU JUST HAVE TO BE A VETERAN OF THE BATTALION, REGARDLESS OF YOUR MOS. This also includes the Vietnam Era veterans of the 615th, 88th (K9), 212th (Sentry Dog), and 188th, MP Companies, the 22nd PMO Detachment, 148th, 146th, and 483rd MP Platoons, and D Company 87th Infantry (Rifle Security) who served during the Vietnam War.
     If you find any other "official" War Department, Defense Department or Regimental MP training, history or documentary video footage, or videos showing any operations of the Battalion HQ Detachment or its organic companies from any era that you believe should be posted, please copy the link, identify and date it, and send it for review to the History Project Manager via this dedicated Email Link. It may be used on this Homepage or in the appropriate Timeline page.
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World War II ~ 20 January 1942 - August 1945
Pennsylvania
Australia
New Guinea
Philippines
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Occupied Japan - August 1945 - 21 February 1955
Tokyo
Camp Nakano
Camp Drake
Camp Burness
NYK Building
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Training & Duties
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1956 - 1965 Fort Hood, Texas
Fort Hood
Enewetok Atoll
Oxford, Mississippi
Selma, Alabama
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Training & Duties
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Vietnam War ~ 10 October 1966 - 13 August 1972
Long Binh
III Corps Tactical Zone
Vinh Long
Mekong Delta
MP Documentaries
Training & Duties
Courtesy of Jim Stewart's Website
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31 August 1972 - 1983 Fort Hood, Texas
Fort Hood
Honduras
MP Documentaries
Training & Duties
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1984 - 1989 Fort Hood, Texas
Fort Hood
Honduras
Panama
Virgin Islands
Soldiers of The Gauntlet from 1984-1989, your photographs are needed here! Don't let your service go unrecognized, contact us today ! Use this Email Link
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Training & Duties
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1990 - 1995 Fort Hood, Texas
Fort Hood
Panama
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
Iraq
Somalia
Honduras
Guantanamo
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1996 - 2000 Fort Hood, Texas
Fort Hood
Bosnia
Soldiers of The Gauntlet 1996-2000, your photographs are needed here! Don't let your service go unrecognized, contact us today ! To send photos, inquiries or questions use this dedicated Email Link
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Training & Duties
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2001 - 2010 Fort Hood, Texas
Fort Hood
Egypt
Guantanamo
Afghanistan
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
Iraq
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2011 - 2020 Current Fort Hood, Texas
Fort Hood
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
Iraq
Afghanistan
Soldiers of The Gauntlet ! Your photographs from Operation Enduring Freedom are needed here! To send photographs, inquiries or questions, use this Link or the Email Links on the Time Line pages provided through this dedicated Deployment Home Page.
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     This is not an official government Website nor is it "officially" endorsed by the Department Of Defense, the U.S. Army or the 720th MP Battalion. If you have any questions contact Thomas T. Watson, call 864-391-2661 (EST), or mail 156 Memorial Drive McCormick, SC 29835-4118.  ©720th Military Police Battalion Reunion Association, Inc., 1998. All rights reserved. A not-for-profit 501(c)(19) Tax Exempt Florida Corporation, and 501(c)(3) U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service Tax Exempt Veterans Service Organization - "Of and for the Troops."
This website has been serving Battalion Veterans since 2003