~ 720th Military Police Battalion Reunion Association History Project ~

720th MP Battalion Memorial Grove
Gauntlet Field, Fort Hood, Texas

Dedicated ~ 15 June 2006
 
This Page Updated    23 May 2014
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     Since 20 January 1942 the soldiers of the 720th Military Police Battalion have proudly represented our country while at home, and abroad in the following countries and territories.

     On all deployments they have honorably served with distinction, pride, and valor when engaged in our national defense, rendering humanitarian assistance, and providing security or training.

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Foreign Deployments ~ 1942 to current
Australia1942
Papua
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Philippines  1944

..Japan..1945-1955

Marshall Is.1958
Thailand1963
Vietnam1966-1972
Honduras 1983 & 1993
Virgin Is.1989
Panama 1989-1990

Bosnia1996/97/98

Gitmo-Cuba 1993/94/2002
Saudi Arabia1990
Kuwait1991

Somalia1993

Egypt2001
Afghanistan2002
0Iraq2003-2010
Afghanistan2010-2013

Djibouti2013

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Memorial Grove ~ Gauntlet Field
Photographs Courtesy of SSG James A. Thompson, 64th MP Company, 720th MP Battalion, 2003-2005
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~ Soldiers Of The Gauntlet Honor Roll ~

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them. Lest we Forget.

[Robert] Laurence Binyon
1869 - 1943
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This Memorial recognizes all soldiers that served in the 720th MP Battalion or its subordinate units that were killed in action in time of conflict, or died in the line of duty while on active duty.
The display of the Purple Heart Medal    denotes the casualties who were killed in action.
CLICK ON INDIVIDUAL SERVICE RIBBONS FOR CRITERIA
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     World War II  When the Battalion was activated on 10 January 1942 it consisted of HQ Company, Able, Baker, Charlie, and Dog Companies, plus a Medical Detachment assigned to HQ Company.

Photograph Needed

SGT Frederick A. Burness
B Company
22 April 1944 ~ MIA
Coral Sea, Papua New Guinea WWII

Photograph Needed

PFC John J. Eberling
D Company
28 February 1944
Papua New Guinea, WWII

Photograph Needed

PFC William D. Kain
C Company
12 November 1944
Papua New Guinea, WWII

Photograph Needed

SGT Walter Scripp
Headquarters Company
12 November 1944
Papua New Guinea, WWII

Photograph Needed

PFC Joseph P. Waldron
D Company
8 February 1945
Philippine Islands, WWII

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     Fort Hood, Texas In January 1955 Dog Company was deactivated in Japan and on 21 February after 14 years of overseas deployment through WWII and occupation/security duty in Japan the 720th Military Police Battalion colors were cased and transferred to the 4th Army at Fort Hood, Texas. At that time the base was home to the 1st and 4th Armored Divisions, and the Cold War was in progress.

Photograph Needed

CPLMilton R. Tucker
B Company
16 August 1955
Fort Hood, TX
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    Vietnam War During the war Battalion organic units consisted of HQ Detachment and three letter companies, Alpha, Bravo and Charlie. Subordinate units that suffered casualties while attached to the Battalion were the 615th MP Company and 188th MP Company.

PFC Charles D. Damsgard
C Company
8 December 1966
Vietnam
PFC Alan C. Schroyer
A Company
4 March 1967
Vietnam
PFC William L. Sanders
615th MP Company
12 May 1967
Vietnam
SGT Jewel F. Dodge
C Company
11 July 1967
Vietnam
CPL Robert E. Clowe
A Company
19 August 1967 
Vietnam
SP/4 Wallace M. Jackson
A Company
19 August 1967
Vietnam
PFC Duane E. Carter
A Company
3 November 1967
Vietnam
SGT Ward G. Walter
C Company
29 November 1967
Vietnam

Photograph Needed

PFC John E. Davis
615th MP Company
13 December 1967
Vietnam
SP/4 Bernard D.Johnson
C Company
25 December 1967
Vietnam
PFC Daniel J. Flynn
C Company
25 May 1968

Vietnam
SSG John H. Wilkens
A Company
28 May 1968
Vietnam
SP/4 Dennis R.Mason
A Company
28 May 1968
Vietnam
PFC Roy W.Neal
A Company
28 May 1968
Vietnam
SGT Apamenio Lara
C Company
30 May 1968
Vietnam
SFC Frank A. Condon
C Company
6 June 1968
Vietnam
SP/4 Lewis R.Lovell, Jr.
C Company
6 June 1968
Vietnam
SP/4 Milton J. Johnson
C Company
29 July 1968
Vietnam
SP/4 Guy A. Davison
C Company
25 August 1968
Vietnam
PFC Robert Alicea
B Company
1 October 1968
Vietnam
Photograph Needed
PFC Clair L. Westlake, Jr.
A Company
1 January 1969
Vietnam
Photograph Needed
PFC William J. Hayes
B Company
2 January 1969
Vietnam
SSG Richard E. Slaven
B Company
29 March 1969
Vietnam
PFC David L. Hemke
B Company
31 January 1970
Vietnam
SP/4 David A. Johnson
B Company
31 January 1970
Vietnam
PFC Robert L. McArthur
B Company
31 January 1970
Vietnam
PFC Joseph R. Hardee
A Company
6 February 1970
Vietnam
SGT Dennis R. Heerman
188th MP Company
7 March 1970
Vietnam
SP/4 Thaddeus Dennis
B Company
11 April 1971
Vietnam
PVT Augustus Adams
C Company
1 June 1971
Vietnam
SP/4 John H. Morris, Jr.
C Company
9 July 1971
Vietnam
SP/4 Larry F. Miller
B Company
16 October 1971
Vietnam

     After returning to Fort Hood, TX from Vietnam the letter companies were deactivated.

Alpha Company was replaced by the 401st MP Company, Bravo Company the 410th MP Company, and Charlie Company the 411th MP Company.

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     Fort Hood, Texas  In 1986 the 720th Military Police Battalion was subordinate to the 89th MP Brigade, III Corps at Fort Hood, Texas. At that time the battalion was training for Cold War duties.

Photograph Needed

PFC Kimberly A. Storm
401st MP Company
3 June 1986
Fort Hood, TX
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     Operation JUST CAUSE ~ Panama In 1989 Battalion units were assigned for security duty in the Canal Zone on a rotation schedule. During the start it was the 401st MP Company.

Photograph Needed
PFC Scott L. Roth
401st MP Company
20 December 1989
Panama
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Honoring Our Fallen Heroes Since 1979
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Operation DESERT SHIELD / STORM ~ During the "First Gulf War" a subordinate unit that suffered a casualty while attached to the Battalion was the 838th MP Company.
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PFC Hans C. R. Avey
411th MP Company
7 January 1991
Saudi Arabia

SGT Mark J. Gologram
838th MP Company
Ohio ARNG
7 June 1991
Saudi Arabia

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     Operation IRAQI FREEDOM ~ During the global war against Islamic Fascism, other MP units would be assigned subordinate to the Battalion and at times organic Battalion units would be assigned subordinate to other commands.

SPC Narson B. Sullivan
411th MP Company
25 April 2003
Iraq
PFC Jesse M. Halling
401st MP Company
7 June 2003
Iraq

SSG Ricky A. Kieffer
C Co. 1/182 Field Artillery
Michigan ARNG
15 March 2005
Iraq

PFC Aaron M. Hudson
401st MP Company
16 April 2005
Iraq
2LT Matthew S. Coutu
64th MP Company
27 June 2005
Iraq
PFC Timothy J. Hines, Jr.
64th MP Company
14 July 2005
Iraq
SPC John O. Tollefson
411th MP Company
27 July 2005
Iraq
SPC Adrian J. Butler
411th MP Company
27 July 2005
Iraq
SGT Andrew J. Derrick
411th MP Company
25 September 2005
Iraq
SGT Julia V. Atkins
64th MP Company
10 December 2005
Iraq
SPC Joseph A. Graves
110th MP Company
23 September 2006
Iraq
SSG Gregory W.G. McCoy
410th MP Company
9 November 2006
Iraq
SGT Courtland A. Kennard
410th MP Company
9 November 2006
Iraq
PFC Katie M. Soenksen
410th MP Company
2 May 2007 
Iraq
SPC William A. Farrar, Jr.
127th MP Company
11 May 2007 
Iraq
SGT Bruce E. Horner
127th MP Company
1 June 2007 
Iraq
PFC Brandon K. Bobb
401st MP Company
17 July 2007 
Iraq
PFC Ron J. Joshua, Jr.
401st MP Company
17 July 2007 
Iraq
SPC Matthew M. Murchison
127th MP Company
4 August 2007 
Iraq
SPC Kamisha J. Block
401st MP Company
20 August 2007 
Iraq
SGT Jeffrey A. Reed
411th MP Company
4 March 2009 

Iraq
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Operation ENDURING FREEDOM
Afghanistan As in Iraq, other MP units would be assigned subordinate to the Battalion and at times organic Battalion units would be assigned subordinate to other commands.
PFC Diego M. Montoya
64th MP Company
2 September 2010

Afghanistan
PFC Barbara Vieyra
64th MP Company
18 September 2010
Afghanistan
PFC Justin M. Whitmire
HQ Detachment
27 December 2011
Afghanistan
SPC Kurt W. Kern
HQ Detachment
27 December 2011
Afghanistan
SSG Noah M. Korte
HQ Detachment
27 December 2011
Afghanistan
1LT Ryan D. Rawl
133rd MP Company
South Carolina ARNG

20 June 2012
Afghanistan
SFC Matthew B. Thomas
133rd MP Company
South Carolina ARNG

20 June 2012
Afghanistan
SGT John D. "J.D." Meador
133rd MP Company
South Carolina ARNG

20 June 2012
Afghanistan
SPC Trevor B. Adkins
978th MP Company
8 July 2012
Afghanistan
SPC Erica Aleckson
978th MP Company
8 July 2012
Afghanistan
SPC Alejandro Pardo
978th MP Company
8 July 2012
Afghanistan
SSG Ricardo Seija
978th MP Company
8 July 2012
Afghanistan
SPC Cameron J. Stambaugh
978th MP Company
8 July 2012
Afghanistan
SPC Clarence Williams, III
978th MP Company
8 July 2012
Afghanistan
SGT Jeremy F. Hardison
514th MP Company
North Carolina ARNG

1 October 2012
Afghanistan
SGT Donna R. Johnson
514th MP Company
North Carolina ARNG

1 October 2012
Afghanistan
SGT Thomas J. Butler, IV
514th MP Company
North Carolina ARNG

1 October 2012
Afghanistan
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     If you know of any 'Soldiers of The Gauntlet' whose name does not appear above, a member of the 720th MP Battalion or its subordinate units that was killed in action in time of conflict, or died in the line of duty while on active duty, please notify the History Project Manager via this dedicated Email Link.
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