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561st Military Police Company

Lineage and Honors Information as of 10 March 2005

561st Military Police Company Lineage

Constituted 12 November 1942 in the Army of the United States as Company A, 782d Military Police Battalion

Redesignated 28 November 1942 as the 237th Military Police Company and activated at Fort Custer, Michigan

Inactivated 5 March 1946 in Japan

Redesignated 1 September 1949 as the 561st Military Police Service Company

Activated 25 September 1949 in Japan

Reorganized and redesignated 7 December 1951 as the 561st Military Police Company and allotted to the Regular Army

Inactivated 13 May 1955 in Japan

Activated 22 June 1964 at Fort Myer, Virginia

Inactivated 30 September 1983 at Fort Myer, Virginia

Activated 16 October 2004 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

561st Military Police Company Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: Northern Solomons; Leyte


Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for PACIFIC THEATER

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945

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