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Lineage and Honors Information as of 7 September 2016

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment
97th Military Police Battalion
(Guardians Take Charge)

  • Constituted 8 June 1945 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 97th Military Police Battalion
  • Activated 13 June 1945 at Stenay, France
  • Inactivated 12 November 1945 at Sissonne, France
  • Allotted 27 September 1951 to the Regular Army
  • Activated 28 October 1951 in Korea
  • Inactivated 20 March 1953 in Korea
  • Activated 1 June 1996 at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Inactivated 30 April 1972 at Oakland, California
  • Redesignated 16 June 1989 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company 97th Military Police Battalion, and activated in Germany
  • Inactivated 15 August 1994 in Germany
  • Redesignated 17 October 2005 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 97th Military Police Battalion, and activated at Fort Riley, Kansas

Campaign Participation Credit

  • Korean War
  • UN Summer-Fall Offensive
  • Second Korean Winter
  • Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  • Third Korean Winter
  • Vietnam
  • Counteroffensive, Phase II
  • Counteroffensive, Phase III
  • Tet Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase IV
  • Counteroffensive, Phase V
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VI
  • Tet 69/Counteroffensive
  • Summer-Fall 1969
  • Winter-Spring 1970
  • Sanctuary Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VII
  • Consolidation I
  • Consolidation II
  • Cease-Fire
  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined

Decorations

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2006-2007
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2009-2010
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1952
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952-1953
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1972

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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