~ 720th Military Police Battalion Reunion Association History Project ~

Photo B0087-3 of 9: The main body of 720th MP Battalion’s Task Force ECHO arrived in Oxford via convoy from Millington Air Force Base in the afternoon of 1 October 1962 and began construction on their compound in a ravine on a practice field just below the football field on the campus of Mississippi University. They spent two days at the ravine field before moving their compound up to the football field. The compound, nicknamed "Camp Paradise," consisted of tents and vehicles enclosed by a concertina wire perimeter, adjacent to the railroad tracks that ran into Oxford. Elements of the 101st Airborne Division also used the encampment .

     The deployment of 720th MP Battalion Task Force ECHO and its subordinate units served in Oxford from 1 to 21 October 1962. The photographs in this series show members of the 720th Military Police Battalion’s Task Force ECHO comprised of HQ Detachment, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, Alpha, Bravo and Charlie Company, and subordinate unit elements from the 501st (1st Armored Division) and 502nd (2nd Armored Division) MP Companies, 47th Medical Battalion (2nd Armored Division), elements of the 501st Military Intelligence Detachment and members of the Fort Hood Post Information Office. Courtesy of The Armored Sentinel Newspaper, (Temple, Texas) Vol. 20, No. 28, 19 October 1962.

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