The 630th mp co and the 97th mp battalion engaged in combat with the enemy for nine days. Headquarters and headquarters detachment 504th military. Constituted 29 july 1921 in the organized reserves as the 304th military police battalion. Details about b9127 us army vietnam 504th military police battalion ir37f. The 504th military police battalion received credit for the. An mp in class a uniform stands outside of the old american embassy in 1965. All requests must include your full name, former rank, unit assigned. There is an email address with his post so i have mailed him some images of the patch so that he may see them and hopefully i will hear back from him soon.
I trained as an mp in 1960, then joined the 504th mp battalion as a permanent party until they moved to ft lewis washington in late 1963. Headquarters and headquarters detachment, 97th military police battalion. Collectible hawaii police patches, military police badge, us military patches, state police patch. The following is a list of units within the united states military police corps, with their distinctive unit insignia. If you would like to contact any of these veterans from your tour, send the request to the history project manager via the email link above. All army patches can be found in this category including full color patches, scorpion patches, acu patches, and all tabs. Army 7th signal brigade subdued 2 78 military patch. Prior to november 2015 this unit was previously known as the 504th military intelligence brigade. At this time, the 382nd military police service battalion was assigned a law enforcement mission and. I did an online search and found some 720th mp patches that did have a similar image of the bulldog on them,so i did a search for 519th mp sugamo and found this post from a soldier that had been with the unit. Building 87005, battalion avenue staff duty 2542877538. Patches of pride 16th scale military police mp patches. Two mps from the 504th mp bn hold their company sign.
Unit crests are worn on the army service uniform asu and army class a uniform greens. First activated as a customs unit in postworld war ii germany, the brigade has a long history with united states army europe. The unofficial patch of the 504th parachute infantry regiment was a white circle with a blue border. Soldiers of the 716th military police battalion, 101st sustainment brigade, 101st airborne division air assault, performed a patch change ceremony oct. The 504th mp battalion was activated in the regular army on june 1, 1940, at fort sam houston, texas. What is the history of the 504th military police battalion. Reproduction vietnam war era mp military police patch. Cecil rhodes, foreground, 720th mps, gets ready to assist the 9th infantry division with a convoy escort into the mekong delta. The fighting deuce 272nd mp company fighting deuce vietnam 1965 1972 272nd mp co. Help id 504th military police badge military police. In january of 1966 the 272nd began assisting company a of the 504th mp battalion.
United states army 504th military police battalion unit crest duty, justice and honor. The 504th mp bn then being army level troop unit army troops would not only be wearing this on this badge, but as a standard shoulder patch on uniforms and on the mp brassard, if this particular form of brassard was worn, maybe depending on the year, even as a decal on the steel pot and or liner, some decals were worn on the sides, some times. Find people you served with from c company, 504th military police battalion. A security guard sg, 52nd infantry attached to the 716th mp bn, has some fun with a local kid. Its duties as a customs unit meant that the unit was garrisoned in germany for over. In 1943, the battalion landed on the beaches of north africa as one of the first allied units of world war ii to fight against rommels afrika korps. Headquarters and headquarters detachment, 95th military police battalion. Among those are the 62nd airlift wing which is joined by its reserve partner, the 446th airlift wing. Upon arrival in vietnam in 1965 the 272nd wore the. The 272nd participated in convoy escorts and security, its primary mission was security of headquarters 1 field force vietnam.
This organization has not appeared on the irs business master file in a number of months. Details about 504th military police battalion patch. Jb lewismcchord, wa jblm units joint base lewismcchord is home to many major units in the air force. Army mps from the 504th mp battalion, danang vietnam. Peacekeepers change their patch article the united. By september of 1946, the entire 382nd military police battalion was stationed at bremen, germany. In 1964, the costar concept was initiated and reorganization of military police units in usareur was under way. List of united states army military police corps units. Battalion any name with a patch in front of it has left contact information with the history project at one time or another. While town patrol was tied to thespitnshine of working in pleiku city, those on highway patrol found a totally different kind of war, full of excitement, danger and a sense of freedom. Cpl robert earl clowe and sp4 wallace michael jackson were killedinaction. Two mps from the 720the mp bn were killed near tay ninh when ambushed, 1967. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.
The brigade consists of several mp battalions including the fort hoodbased 720th mp bn and the 178th and 126th mp detachments, which deploy to provide military police combat support, area security, internment and resettlement operations, law and order and police intelligence. At nha trang the viet cong attack the 272nd mp company. B 504th military police battalion in pleiku, and its detachments, during its tour of duty in. With plans for activation of the 15th military police brigade and realignments of the 94th and 95th military police battalions missions, the 382nd military police battalion was deactivated 1 july1964. The largest and only combat tested military police brigade in the history of the military police corps had distinguished itself in six plus years of activation and duty in vietnam. Feb 26, 2017 army mps from the 504th mp battalion, danang vietnam. Headquarters and headquarters detachment 504th military police battalion lineage. The 94th military police battalion was constituted 8 june 1945 in the army of the united states as headquarters and headquarters detachment, 94th military police battalion. On order, the 503rd military police battalion airborne is postured to deploy globally and provide unique policing capabilities to commanders iot counter hybrid threat strategies, enable protection and promote the rule of law. Headquarters and headquarters detachment, 94th military police battalion. It is a taxexempt, nonprofit organization, for members who served honorably with co. Nov 05, 20 soldiers of the 716th military police battalion, 101st sustainment brigade, 101st airborne division air assault, performed a patch change ceremony oct.
United states army 504th battlefield surveillance brigade class a patch. This patch is worn on the armys class a dress green uniform and measures 3 tall by 214 wide. Peacekeepers change their patch article the united states. National police joint patrol headquarters in saigon. Working with a detachment from a company, 504th mp battalion, the 630th took on additional responsibility of law and order for the entire cam ranh bay area. The 42nd military police brigade is a military police brigade of the united states army based at joint base lewismcchord in washington. Headquarters and headquarters detachment 504th military police battalion dragon fighters lineage and honors information as of 9 february 2007. The following is a list of units within the united states military police corps. It is a subordinate unit of i corps first activated as a customs unit in postworld war ii germany, the brigade has a long history with united states army europe. The pleiku mp association was incorporated january 26, 1998, by the internal revenue service per section 501c, 19 as the pleiku mp association incorporated. Nanton assumed command of the 272nd just prior to departing for vietnam. Some of the territory patrolled by the 504th, dennis berri at the french grove. At kontum, and pleiku, military police of b company, 504th mp battalion begin their battle against viet cong snipers that doesnt end until approximately february 7th.
On 2 october 1950, the 504th military police battalion and companies a,b and c were reactivated at camp gordon, georgia and for the next 12 years, remained a combat ready military police force that was called many times to deploy throughout the world. Military police battalion patches us army patches army unit patches and army regiment patches flying tigers surplus. Dvids images 504th mp bn change of command image 1 of 2. Headquarters and headquarters company, 104th military police battalion.
Jeremy kerfoot, commander, 504th military police battalion, 42nd military police brigade, speaks at his change of command ceremony on joint base lewismcchord. Please update this article to reflect recent events or. Mps receive awards for valor article the united states. In panama, the paratroopers were joined on the ground by 3rd battalion, 504th parachute infantry regiment which was already in panama. Military police battalion patches flying tigers surplus. Army 504th military police battalion army veteran locator. The 1st brigade task force made up of the 1st and 2nd battalions, 504th parachute infantry regiment, parachuted into combat for the first time since world war ii. On 2 october 1950, the 504th military police battalion and companies a, b and c, were reactivated at camp gordon, georgia and for the next 12 years, remained a combat ready military police force that was called many times to deploy throughout the world. Combat ready welcome to military police of the vietnam war. The 42nd mp brigade consists of two battalions located at jblm. This is the class a patch for the 504th battlefield surveillance brigade out of fort hood, tx. The 504th military police battalion, the dragon fighters, was first constituted on 29 july 1921 in the organized reserves as the 304th military police battalion.
Army c company, 504th military police battalion army. On october 20, 1947, the unit was reorganized and redesignated as the 382nd military police service battalion, and withdrawn from assignment as a railway guard battalion. There is an email address with his post so i have mailed him some images of the patch so that he may see them and hopefully i will. The battalion was allotted to the regular army on 24 october 1950 and activated on 30 october 1950 in korea. These distinctive unit insignia dui are worn by the 504th military police battalion 504th mp bn. At gordon we only had wooden barracks, all gone now, johns site is well done, sorry hes gone. Saddleup welcome to military police of the vietnam war. United states army 504th military police battalion unit crest duty, justice and honor criteria. Denotes staff that were b company, 720th mp battalion when it was redesignated as 188th mp company in 1970, and sent north to danang and the 504th mp battalion, 16th mp group. United states army 504th military police battalion military patch duty justice and honor dragon held by the fist of justice.1132 1404 1158 1076 1477 1361 180 1040 1341 1339 1391 850 1046 1409 1060 1349 27 285 569 962 76 659 1556 233 970 1537 447 846 834 787 1206 693 1366 101 124 1113 887 1022 391 1326 211 621 852