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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Want to know where the Soldiers of The Gauntlet have served, the campaigns they participated in and the many and multiple 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 20 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

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

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     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. 
The perfect mementos to pass down to your children or grandchildren.
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The 720th MP Battalion Reunion Association has designed and commissioned their first
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to help celebrate the Battalion's and Military Police Corps 75th Anniversary year!
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Before You Vote In This Years Presidential Election...
Know The Enemy and the World Threat They Present!
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     The white banner at the top of the flag reads: “There is no god but Allah [God]. Mohammad is the messenger of Allah.” This phrase is a declaration of faith used across Islam, and is known as the shahada.

     Underneath is a white circle emblazoned with black writing reading "Mohammed is the messenger of God", which is meant to resemble the Prophet’s seal, similar to that used to close an envelope.

ISIS or ISIL: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, alternatively translated as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, is a Salafi jihadist militant group that follows an Islamic fundamentalist, Wahhabi doctrine of Sunni Islam.

     At the present time the administration still refuse to identify them as a Radical Islamic Fundamentalist Terrorist group, although under diplomatic pressure from the United Nations they have finally conceded that they are committing genocide against Shite Muslims, Kurdish Yazidis and Christian's throughout the world.

     Most recently our administration has followed the lead of many European Union administrations and started calling ISIL/ISIS "DAESH " an acronym that stands for the Arabic name of the Islamic State: al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham, and has been described as offensive to the ISIL/ISIS movement and followers. Depending on how it is conjugated in Arabic, it can mean anything from ‘to trample down and crush’ to ‘a bigot who imposes his view on others.’

     Once again world governments, including our administration, seem more concerned about what they can call the movement to avoid having to use the word " Islam or Islamist" than they do to address the constantly growing problem.

     Are they still a Junior Varsity Team in the world of terrorism as described by the president in an interview of the on Meet The Press on 7 January 2014?

     Are we really Islamophobe's if we disagree with the administrations politically correct view that ISIS-ISIL is not Islamic and does not represent a major world threat?

     To help you answer that question for your own peace of mind, we have posted below two links, on one you will view an ISIS-ISIL-DAESH recruitment film produced and shown on the Internet by their media arm called the Al Hayat Media Center."   WARNING" The video is extremely graphic and not recommended for young children!

     On the second link you will hear a presentation called "By The Numbers" produced by The Clairion Project who "Challenge Extremism and Promote Dialog", in which Raheel Raza, a Sunni Muslim, presents you with hard facts and statistics to help you decide if you are an Islamophobe or justified in your concerns that ISIS-ISIL-DAESH is a radical Islamic Movement. We suggest you take the time to view both and decide for yourself as to what position you wish to take on this issue of our National Defense.
"KAFIR": The Arab definition for "unbeliever, disbeliever, or infidel."
Islamophobe: A person who harbors hatred or fear of Muslims or of their politics or culture.
     Anyone can visit our Facebook page, but only former Battalion Veteran 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 can post 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
ALPHA
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

Battalion Command Sergeant Major
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Lineage & Honors
Unit Websites
Deployment Status
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HQ&HQ Detachment
Fort Hood
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401st MP Company
None Posted
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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 MP 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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These are our Battalion Heroes that were taken from our ranks in times of conflict, and in The Line Of Duty during the month of February since 1942. Our Hopes and Prayers are that the list never grows any longer.
Patches worn by the Battalion since January 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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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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WWII 1944
Vietnam 1970

 

Photograph Needed

DOG Company
ALPHA Company

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This is the 1942 poster that started it all.
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Office of The Provost Marshal General, Regimental Headquarters, Training School & Museum
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Provost Marshal General United States Army

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Provost Sergeant Major United States Army

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Regimental Commander &
Commandant - MP School

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Regimental Command Sergeant Major
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History of the
Wear It Proudly!
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Learn About Your 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, 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 Tom Watson (History Project Manager) through Email Links provided on any of the Timeline Pages.

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

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   To start your personal and Battalion Timeline tour, click on the soldier icon to the right.
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The monthly Photo & Timeline additions & updates previously listed in this space are now available to only those veterans that are dues paying members of the Reunion Association. The entire content of this website still remains open to all visitors.
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For information on how to become a member, use this link.
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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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2001-2016
     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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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 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'S ORGANIC UNITS, REGARDLESS OF YOUR MOS.
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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mp720reunion@comporium.net    Don't let your service go unrecognized. Join us today !     803-892-6072
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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 803-892-6072 (EST), or mail 1456 Bombing Range Rd. Gilbert, SC 29054-9637. ©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.
This website has been serving Battalion Veterans since 2003