720th Military Police Battalion
Reunion Association & History Project
"Of the Troops and for the Troops"
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Want to know where the Soldiers of The Gauntlet have served, the campaigns they participated in and the many awards they have received?
To find out, click on each of the ribbons above.
Soldiers of The Gauntlet have been serving their country and the cause of freedom throughout the world since January 1942
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     This site was created with the assistance and contributions of the men and women of the 720th MP Battalion, their subordinate and affiliated units, and is dedicated to the memory of all our fallen comrades since 20 January 1942, and to those men and women of the 720th Military Police Battalion who currently fill our ranks and proudly serve with distinction and honor throughout the world as today's....

Soldiers of The Gauntlet

Harpers Ferry
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In Remembrance of
SGT Fred J. Burness
Baker Company
MIA 1943 WW II

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 During the month of August the 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947 and 1948 Timelines have been reformatted and updated with new information and photographs. Use this link to check them out.
     After 12 years of research and editing the two new Vietnam Journal histories of the 720th MP Battalion are now available in hard and soft cover.  The perfect mementos to pass down to your children or grandchildren.  For Information on how to purchase your copies, use this link to the Vietnam Era Home Page!
     Anyone can visit, but only former military police unit veterans regardless of unit served in, "Active" members of the 720th MP Battalion at Fort Hood and "Active" Reunion Association Members and family members of those who have since passed from our ranks can post photographs, videos or other attachments. Use the Facebook Icon to visit us.
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Yesterdays 720th Military Police Battalion Letter Companies
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ABLE
Company
20 January 1942
1956
BAKER
Company
20 January 1942
1956
CHARLIE
Company
20 January 1942
1956
DOG
Company
20 January 1942
1956
Medical Detachment
20 January 1942
1951
ALPHA
Company
1956
13 August 1972
BRAVO
Company
1956
13 August 1972

   Lest we forget the letter companies, who served the Battalion and Regiment proudly through thirty years, including three wars, and collectively earned...

1 Presidential Unit Citation ~ First by an MP Company
Papuan Campaign 23 July 1942-23 January 1943
6 Meritorious Unit Commendations
17 Campaign Streamers
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation
Twenty years of overseas service

...before their deactivation in August 1972.

CHARLIE
Company
1956
13 August 1972
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Today's 720th Military Police Battalion Numbered Companies
Soldiers of The Gauntlet at Fort Hood, Texas
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HQ Detachment
Vanguard
401st
Gunfighters
410th
Bravo Spirit
411th
64th
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Command Team

Battalion Commander

Battalion Sergeant Major
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Lineage & Honors
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Deployment Status
HQ&HQ Detachment
None Posted
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401st MP Company
None Posted
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410th MP Company
Fort Hood
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411th MP Company
Fort Hood
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64th MP Company
Fort Hood
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BATTALION HQ
Fort Hood, TX
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Military History
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These are our Battalion Heroes that were taken from our ranks in times of conflict, and in The Line Of Duty in the month of September since 1942. Our Hopes and Prayers are that the list never grows any longer.
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1st U.S. Army
Zone of the Inferior
Feb-Jul 1942
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General HQ
WWII Pacific Theater & Occupied Japan
1942-45 & 48-53
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8th U.S. Army
Occupied Japan
1945-48 & 1955
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Bulldog (unofficial)
Occupied Japan
1945-1950
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U.S. Army Forces
Far East Command
Japan-1954
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Japanese Logistics Command
C Company Detachment - 1954
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4th U.S. Army
Fort Hood
1955-1966
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18th MP Brigade
Vietnam
1966-1972
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5th U.S. Army
Fort Hood
1972-1973
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III Corps
Fort Hood
1973-1983
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89th MP Brigade
Fort Hood
1983-current
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Lest we forget
    They say: Our deaths are not ours; they are yours; they will mean what you make them.
     They say: Whether our lives and our deaths were for peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say; it is you who must say this.
    They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young, they say. We have died. Remember us.

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Iraq 2005
Iraq 2006
Afghanistan 2010
Afghanistan 2010
411th MP Company
110th MP Company
64th MP Company
64th MP Company

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1947 Snapshot of Battalion History
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Regimental Headquarters, Training School & Museum, Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Regimental Colors
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Provost Marshal General United States Army

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Regimental Commander &
Commandant - MP School

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Regimental Command Sergeant Major
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Battalion History ~ 1942 to Current
"The third longest serving active duty Military Police Battalion in the United States Army"
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   Soldiers of The Gauntlet of all eras....The information gathered through this website, 1942 through current deployments, is vetted, catalogued, and archived for eventual transfer to the Regimental History Unit so future Soldiers of The Gauntlet and other researchers will have access to a concise and thorough history of the Battalion and its many achievements. Your contributions of unclassified official documents from all eras, such as rosters, orders, morning reports, after action reports, operations reports-lessons learned, and photographs, as well as personal stories & reflections and related memorabilia is very important and always appreciated. For information on how to contribute, contact Tom Watson (History Project Manager) through Email Links provided on any of the Timeline Pages.

            It would be a shame to let your service go unrecognized.

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   To start your Battalion Timeline tour, click on the soldier icon to the right.
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The monthly Photo & Timeline additions & updates previously listed in this space are now available to only those veterans that are dues paying members of the Reunion Association. The entire content of this website still remains open to all visitors.
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For information on how to become a member, use this link.
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1942-1945
     Looking for photographs, official documents, personal stories, media articles, and any other information from this period of Battalion activities at Ft. Meyer, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Australia, New Guinea, Philippine Islands, and their arrival in Tokyo for the timeline of January 1942 through August 1945. Use this direct Email Link
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1945-1955
     Looking for photographs, official documents, personal stories, media articles, and any other information from this period of Battalion activities in Tokyo, Occupied, Japan for the timeline of September 1945 through 1955. Use this direct Email Link
     Looking for details, media documents, official records, on the line of duty (vehicle crash) death of CPL Milton R. Tucker, Baker Company, 16 August 1955. Use this direct Email Link
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1956-1965
     Need photographs, official documents, personal stories, media articles, and any other information from this period for the Battalion Timeline of 1956 through 1965. Use this direct Email Link.
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1966-1972
     Need photographs, official documents, personal stories, media articles, and any other information from the Vietnam War era for the Battalion Timeline.
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1973-1979
     Need photographs, official documents, personal stories, media articles, and any other information on life and duty at Fort Hood and any deployments for the Battalion Timeline.
     Especially the 1973 funeral detail for President Johnson, and 1975 Operation NEW ARRIVALS & HELPING HAND-Fort Chaffee.
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1980-1990
     Need photographs, official documents, personal stories, media articles, and any other information on life and duty at Fort Hood and any deployments for the Battalion Timeline. Especially Operations: BIG PINE II-Honduras; SOLID SHIELD-Honduras; PRAYER BOOK-Panama; HAWKEYE-Virgin Islands; JUST CAUSE-Panama.
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1991-2000
     Need photographs, official documents, personal stories, media articles, and any other information on life and duty at Fort Hood and any deployments for the Battalion Timeline.
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2001-2015
     Need photographs, official documents, personal stories, media articles, and any other information on life and duty at Fort Hood and any deployments for the Battalion Timeline.
     Especially Operations: PHANTOM DESTROYER 2001& PHANTOM CASTLE; BRIGHT STAR-Egypt; IRAQI FREEDOM & ENDURING FREEDOM: IRONCLAD; JOINT TASK FORCE 160; MAJ Hassen shooting spree at Fort Hood;
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Major
Deployments
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Occupied Japan
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Korean War
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Vietnam War
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Operation Just Cause
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Joint Endeavor-Guard
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Iraqi Freedom
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Enduring Freedom
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Additional deployments are included in the Time Line section. Check your Battalion tour dates.
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YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BATTALION REUNION ASSOCIATION TO CONTRIBUTE INFORMATION, PHOTOGRAPHS, HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS, PERSONAL STORIES OR REFLECTIONS OF YOUR SERVICE FOR THE HISTORICAL RECORD OF THE 720TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION. YOU JUST HAVE TO BE A VETERAN OF THE BATTALION, REGARDLESS OF YOUR MOS. This also includes the veterans of all other units that had the distinction of being attached subordinate to HQ & HQ Detachment during times of peace or conflict.
     The Video collection that use to appear in this section has been moved to a separate page. Please use the Battalion Video History link above right.
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     This is not an official government Website nor is it "officially" endorsed by the Department Of Defense, the U.S. Army or the 720th MP Battalion. If you have any questions contact Thomas T. Watson, call 803-892-6072 (EST), or mail 1456 Bombing Range Rd. Gilbert, SC 29054-9637.  ©720th Military Police Battalion Reunion Association, Inc., 1998. All rights reserved. A not-for-profit 501(c)(19) Tax Exempt Florida Corporation, and 501(c)(3) U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service Tax Exempt Veterans Service Organization - "Of and for the Troops."
This website has been serving Battalion Veterans since 2003