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Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 728th Military Police Battalion

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Constituted 10 January 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 728th Military Police Battalion

Activated 19 January 1942 at Fort Custer, Michigan

Allotted 29 March 1949 to the Regular Army

(Companies A, B, and C inactivated 1 October 1976 in Korea)

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment
728th Military Police Battalion Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

Korean War: CCF Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea, Summer-Fall 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953

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Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for KOREA 1950-1952

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for KOREA 1952-1954

Army Superior Unit Award for 1988

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