720th Military Police Battalion Reunion Association
Occupied Japan History Project
2 September 1945 ~ 21 February 1955
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Occupied Japan Veterans of the 720th MP Battalion
Effective 3 February 2013, you are welcomed to submit a Lifetime Membership at no cost!
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     Created with the assistance and contributions of the soldiers of the 720th MP Battalion to recognize, honor and render service to those that answered the call of duty to their country, their friends and brothers of the 720th MP Battalion, as well as the many others who also served with distinction, valor, and pride as US Army MPs during occupational duties in Post WW II, Japan.
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Battalion Year Books
1949    1950
1951    1952
Memoir of PFC Cook

     Yours is an enviable record of selflessness and military achievement, one part of which it was my privilege to observe at close hand when the General [Douglas MacArthur] and I resided in Tokyo. Your professionalism in providing security for us, your vigilance and efficiency, and your many extra kindnesses eased the burden of responsibilities during that difficult time.
      I remember you well and I am touched that you remember me. From the young man from Wisconsin whom I encouraged to write home (Joe Selovich), to Corporal Boggs checking my ID card at the Post Exchange, to Lt. Timmerberg and his escort to Haneda Airport when the time came for our departure, to you all, the 720th graced our lives, and the memory of your devotion has not dimmed with the years.

Jean MacArthur, Widow of GEN Douglas MacArthur

8th U.S. Army
General HQ
1st LOG
Army Forces Far East Command

Camp Burness
L & 48th Streets

Camp Burness
Z & 20th Streets
NYK Building
A & X Avenues

Lest We Forget1951

CPL Selovich of C Company founded the Reunion Assn. in 1982
    CPT Francis E. "Frank Payne served in Vietnam as the Battalion Commander from 1 July 1967 to 14 December 1967, then as the 89th MP Group Commander to which the Battalion was subordinate.
1LT (MG Ret.)Timmerberg - A Co. & HQ Detachment 1950-1953
SGT (1SG Ret.) Shane - C Company 1952
CPT (COL Ret.)Frank Payne - C Company 1954-1955

   1LT Paul M. Timmerberg went on to serve as the 89th MP Group and 18th MP Brigade Commander in Vietnam from 1970-1972 under which the Battalion was subordinate.

    SGT Thomas Shane served as the First Sergeant  of B Company in Vietnam in  1967-1968.


Your Fellow Veterans
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Meritorious Unit Commendation 1st Award

(Army), Streamer Embroidered Korea
Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 720th Military Police Battalion
Department of The Army General Orders No. 22, 30 March 1954

CITATION Go to Page 9 Paragraph #21

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