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Lineage and Honors Information as of 28 Mar 2008 

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26th MILITARY POLICE COMPANY

 

Organized 24 June 1874 in the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia at Waltham as Company F, 5th Regiment of Infantry

Mustered into Federal service 30 June-2 July 1898 at Waltham as Company F, 5th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment; mustered out of Federal service 31 March 1899 at Greenville, South Carolina

(Massachusetts Volunteer Militia redesignated 15 November 1907 as the Massachusetts National Guard)

Mustered into Federal service 25 June 1916 at Waltham; mustered out of Federal service 10-15 November 1916

Mustered into Federal service 25 July 1917 at Waltham

Drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917

Reorganized and redesignated 11 February 1918 as Company F, 3d Pioneer Infantry

Demobilized 25-31 July 1919 at Camp Devens, Massachusetts

Reorganized and Federally recognized 6 December 1920 at Waltham as Battery F, 3d Field Artillery

Converted and redesignated 31 August 1921 as Company I, 3d Regiment of Infantry

Redesignated 30 November 1921 as Company I, 181st Infantry, an element of the
26th Division

Reorganized and redesignated 12 May 1923 as Company F, 182d Infantry, an element of the 26th Division (later redesignated as the 26th Infantry Division)

Inducted into Federal service 16 January 1941 at Waltham

(182d Infantry relieved 14 January 1942 from assignment to the 26th Infantry Division and assigned to Task Force 6814; Task Force 6814 redesignated 27 May 1942 as the Americal Division)

Inactivated 29 November 1945 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment to the Americal Division

Reorganized and Federally recognized 27 February 1947 at Waltham as Company F, 182d Infantry, an element of the 26th Infantry Division

Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1959 as Company D, 1st Battle Group, 220th Infantry, an element of the 26th Infantry Division

Converted and redesignated 1 March 1963 as the 26th Military Police Company, an element of the 26th Infantry Division

Location changed 1 February 1967 to Boston; on 1 May 1988 to Melrose

Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 1993 as the 42d Military Police Company, an element of the 42d Infantry Division

Location changed 1 October 1994 to Chicopee

Ordered into active Federal service 6 July 2004 at Chicopee; released from active Federal service 8 November 2005 and reverted to state control

Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 2006 as the 26th Military Police Company; concurrently, relieved from assignment to the 42d Infantry Division and location changed to Quincy

HOME STATION: Quincy (less detachments at Northfield, Vermont; Trenton, New Jersey; and Troy, New York)

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

                                                World War I
                                                Meuse-Argonne

                                                World War II
                                                Guadalcanal
                                                Northern Solomons
                                                Leyte
                                                Southern Philippines (with arrowhead)

                                                War on Terrorism
                                                Campaigns to be determined

 

DECORATIONS

Presidential Unit Citation (Navy), Streamer embroidered GUADALCANAL

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2005

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO
4 JULY 1945

 

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


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