~ 720th Military Police Battalion Reunion Association History Project ~

Photo B0087-7 of 9: Members of the 501st MP Company, 720th MP Battalion Task Force ECHO train for riot control in their cantonment in Oxford, Mississippi during the civil rights unrest from 1 to 21 October, 1962.

     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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