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LTC Weldon Cox
Commanding Officer of the 720th MP Battalion
HQ and Service Command, Army Forces Far East, 8th Army (rear)
1953 to 16 August 1954 ~ Tokyo, Occupied Japan

   In 1953 LTC Cox assumed command of the Battalion from LTC Alvin B. Welsch.

    The Battalion assets were stationed in the Tokyo metropolitan area performing security, discipline, law and order duties.

     On 16 August 1954 LTC Cox was reassigned to the Camp Tokyo PMO, and MAJ James L. Melloh the battalion executive officer was assigned as interim commander pending arrival of LTC George E. Painter.


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