2011 Battalion Time Line
~ 720th Military Police Battalion Reunion Association History Project ~
This Page Last Updated   13 February 2013
89th Bde.
Regardless of MOS if you recognize or participated in any of the events listed on this Time Line page and would like to contribute any information, personal stories, documents, media articles, photographs, or, if you can provide information on any events not listed, please take a moment to contact the History Project Manager at the Email Link provided for you on each page. Your contributions are important to the recording of the Battalion history and always welcomed here.
Please take the time to report any broken links on this page to the Webmaster via the above Email Link.
    Send your photographs as .jpg via the Email Link at the top of this page. Scan them as large as you can, one to an Email and include as much information as you can. Direct any questions via the Email Link.
At the start of the year the Battalion was headquartered subordinate to the 89th MP Brigade, III Corps at Fort Hood, TX.
23 March - Fort Hood CSM Peter J. Ladd passed responsibilities to CSM Jon D. Matthews  at Fort Hood, Texas. CSM Ladd was reassigned to duties as Command Sergeant Major of the 89th MP Brigade.
CSM Ladd

CSM Matthews

Operation Iraqi Freedom Ends
15 December - Iraq The United States involvement in the war came to an official end.
18 December - Iraq At approximately 0800 hours, the last convoy of United States troops passed through the gate at the Iraqi ~ Kuwait border.

19 December - North Korea The North Korean news agencies have announced the death of Dictator Kim Jong Il on the 17th, bringing his seventeen year reign as one of their most oppressive dictators to and end. South Korea and the world now fear the possibility of a serious military strike against their country as Il's son, twenty-seven year old Kim Jong Un, tries to position himself in the eyes of the powerful Peoples Army.

   South Korean and U.S. troops move to a heightened alert posture.

Kim Jong Il
Kim Jong Un

27 December - Paktia, Afghanistan SSG Noah M. Korte, SPC Kurt W. Kern and PFC Justin M. Whitmire of HQ Detachment (Vanguard) were killed in action when insurgents attacked their vehicle using an improvised explosive devise.

  Several other members of the Battalion (yet to be identified) were also wounded in the attack.

SSG Korte
SPC Kern
PFC Whitmire
   WANTED: Names, ranks and units of the other soldiers wounded in the attack, use the Email Link at the top of this page.
Photographs ~ Operation Iraqi Freedom
Your Photographs Are Needed!
Photographs ~ Operation Enduring Freedom
Your Photographs Are Needed!
Photographs ~ Fort Hood
Your Photographs Are Needed!
Return To Top Of Page
Continue To 2012 Time Line Page