720th Military Police Battalion
Reunion Association & History Project
~ Of The Troops And "Always" For The Troops ~
We are a non-profit organization that serves to promote the proud history of the 720th Military Police Battalion and foster the continued esprit de corps of it's veteran's of all eras.
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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

Harpers Ferry
Crossed Pistols
MP Corps Branch Insignia

"Lest We Forget"
SGT Fred J. Burness
Baker Company
MIA 1943 WW II Papua, New Guinea

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Soldiers of The Gauntlet have been serving their country and the cause of freedom throughout the world since 20 January 1942
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Would you like to know where the Soldiers Of The Gauntlet have served, the historic campaigns they participated in and the many awards they have received?  To find out, click on each of the ribbons above.
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(Officers Directory)
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The Reunion Assn. "Sit-Rep" for December 2018
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Newly Updated Activities & Postings

Discussions are being conducted to bring the Operation DESERT SHIELD/STORM Veterans together with the formal Reunion Association for a joint Ft. Hood reunion in 2020 and possible merger of functions for all future reunions. Please support our efforts to get us all back under the same tent.

ATTENTION ALL BATTALION VETERANS REGARDLESS OF MEMBERSHIP STATUS: Many of you have changed Email addresses, home addresses and telephone numbers over the past year and did not notify us. If you have not received an Email or Newsletter from us in  the past 6 months, please take a moment to pass along an update of your current Email address and other contact information by using this PRESET LINK. Thank you, Bob Bogison, Membership Coordinator

     Visit us on Facebook. Especially our former Battalion Veterans regardless of MOS or 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. All may post acceptable comments, photographs, videos or other attachments. Use the Facebook Icon to visit us.
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Yesterdays 720th Military Police Battalion Letter Companies
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ABLE
Company
20 January 1942
to 1956
BAKER
Company
20 January 1942
to 1956
CHARLIE
Company
20 January 1942
to 1956
DOG
Company
20 January 1942
to 1956
Medical Detachment
20 January 1942
to 1951
ALFA
Company
1956 to
13 August 1972
BRAVO
Company
1956 to
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 to
13 August 1972
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Today's 720th Military Police Battalion Numbered Companies
Soldiers of The Gauntlet at Fort Hood, Texas
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HQ Detachment
Vanguard
401st
Gunfighters
410th
Bravo Spirit
411th
64th
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Command Team
Battalion Commander

Command Sergeant Major

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Lineage & Honors
Unit Website's
Deployment Status
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HQ&HQ Detachment
Fort Hood
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401st MP Company
None Posted
Fort Hood
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410th MP Company
Fort Hood
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411th MP Company
Fort Hood
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64th MP Company
Fort Hood
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178th MP Det. (LO) & 226th MWD Det.
Fort Hood
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     The Fort Hood MPRA is a non-profit organization that exists to provide a variety of services and assistance to the Battalion Soldiers and their families at Fort Hood.
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BATTALION HQ
Fort Hood, TX
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720th MP Battalion Website
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Military History
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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 during the month of December. Our Hopes and Prayers are that this list never grows any longer.
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1st U.S. Army
Zone of the Interior
Feb-Jul 1942
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General HQ
WWII Australia, New Guinea, Philippines & Occupied Japan
1942-45 & 48-53
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8th U.S. Army
Occupied Japan
1945-48 & 1955
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Bulldog (unofficial)
Occupied Japan
1945-1950
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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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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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Vietnam 1967
Vietnam 1967
Vietnam 1967
Panama 1989

Charlie Company
615th MP Company
Charlie Company
401st MP Company
Iraq 2005
Afghanistan 2011
Afghanistan 2011
Afghanistan 2011

64th MP Company
HQ Detachment
HQ Detachment
HQ Detachment

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Learn About Your Battalion History ~ 1942 to Current
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"The third longest serving active duty Military Police Battalion in the United States Army"
The History Project "Sit-Rep" for December 2018
   "Vietnam Journals Book I & II" After 12 years of research and editing the two volumes of the Vietnam Era history of the 720th MP Battalion are now available in hard and soft cover. 
The perfect mementos to pass along to your children or grandchildren.
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SP/4 James E. Wood, 146th MP Platoon, 1967-1968 checked in and identified himself in photo G3086.

SP/4 "Easy" Ed Aldrich of B Company, 19691-1970 sent in an identification of SP/4 John R. Klemm in Photo G3221.

SP/4 (Acting SGT) Michael Judd, (H0002) 411th MP Company, 1974-1977 checked in to search for information on former buddies from Ft. Hood and joined as a lifetime member.

Suzanne Hamilton sent in an inquiry looking for information on her father PVT John R. Nelson, of A Company who served in Tokyo in 1946 with the War Crimes Tribunal.

Edward Klobuchir, (H0043) 411th MP Company, 1975 sent in an inquiry on how to have his military awards corrected to include the Humanitarian Medal for Operation New Arrivals in 1975.

Steve Brooks unit unk. sent in a notice that in conjunction with the Drug Abuse Holding Center at the Long Binh Stockade, his detachment formed the Amnesty House to treat heroin addiction at Beat Car in 1970.

   "Soldiers Of The Gauntlet", a hardcover collection of reflections of the troops from February 1942 through the 1960's. 
Another perfect memento to pass along to your children or grandchildren.
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   Soldiers of The Gauntlet of all eras and MOS....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, its soldiers and their many sacrifices and 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 your history, contact the History Project Manager through Email Links provided on any of the Timeline Pages.

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

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   To start your personal and Battalion Timeline tour, click on the Soldier Icon to the right or on your Campaign Ribbons (lower right).
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Photo & Timeline additions & updates are added as received. The entire content of this website still remains open to all visitors free of charge.
1942-1945
     Looking for photographs, official documents, personal stories, media articles, and any other information from this period of Battalion activities at Ft. Meyer, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Australia, New Guinea, Philippine Islands, and their arrival in Tokyo for the timeline of January 1942 through August 1945. Use this direct Email Link
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1945-1955
     Looking for photographs, official documents, personal stories, media articles, and any other information from this period of Battalion activities in Tokyo, Occupied, Japan for the timeline of September 1945 through 1955. Use this direct Email Link
     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
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1956-1965
     Need your photographs, official documents, personal stories, media articles, and any other information from this period for the Battalion Timeline of 1956 through 1965. Use this direct Email Link.
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1966-1972
     Need your photographs, official documents, personal stories, media articles, and any other information from the Vietnam War era for the Battalion Timeline. Use this direct Email Link
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1973-1979
     Need your photographs, official documents, personal stories, media articles, and any other information on life and duty at Fort Hood and any deployments for the Battalion Timeline.
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1980-1990
     Need your photographs, official documents, personal stories, media articles, and any other information on life and duty at Fort Hood and any deployments for the Battalion Timeline. Especially Operations: BIG PINE II Honduras; SOLID SHIELD-Honduras; PRAYER BOOK-Panama; HAWKEYE-Virgin Islands; JUST CAUSE-Panama. Use this direct Email Link
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1991-2000
     Need your photographs, official documents, personal stories, media articles, and any other information on life and duty at Fort Hood and any deployments for the Battalion Timeline.
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2001-2019
     Need your photographs, official documents that are not OPSEC, personal stories, media articles, and any other information on the lives and duties of the battalion soldiers at Fort Hood and while on any deployments for the Timeline.
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Major
Deployments
CLICK ON THE CAMPAIGN RIBBONS FROM YOUR TOURS
World War II
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Occupied Japan
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Korean War
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Vietnam War
In addition to the Battalion it includes Timelines For The
615th MP Company
212th MP Company
188th MP Company
146th MP Platoon
148th MP Platoon
483 MP Platoon
22nd PMO Detachment
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Operation Just Cause
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Desert Shield-Storm
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Joint Endeavor-Guard
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Iraqi Freedom
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Enduring Freedom
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Additional deployments are included in the Timeline section.

Check out 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.
This also includes the veterans of all other units that had the distinction of being attached subordinate to HQ & HQ Detachment during times of peace or conflict.
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    Don't let your service go unrecognized. Contact us today ! For info call  540-220-8829 (EST)
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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 Tracy Usry, call 540-220-8829 (EST), or mail to 3851 Edwards Drive King George, VA 22485-5595. ©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 The Troops And "Always" For The Troops.
The 720th Military Police Battalion History Project has been serving Battalion Veterans since 1985, and this website has been serving them since 2003