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218th MILITARY POLICE COMPANY

 

           Constituted 20 July 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 1298th Military Police Company, Aviation

            Activated 10 August 1943 at Camp Ripley, Minnesota

            Inactivated 12 October 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia

            Redesignated 29 October 1965 as the 218th Military Police Company and allotted to the Regular Army

            Activated 10 December 1965 in the Dominican Republic

            Inactivated 17 April 1972 in Vietnam

            Activated 21 October 1977 in Germany

            Inactivated 15 October 1994 in Germany

Activated 18 February 2008 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky


CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War II
Normandy
Northern France
Rhineland
Central Europe

Armed Forces Expeditions
Dominican Republic

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

Southwest Asia
Defense of Saudi Arabia
Liberation and Defense of Kuwait             
Cease-Fire

War on Terrorism
Campaigns to be determined

                                                           


DECORATIONS

            Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2009-2010

            Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991

            Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968

            Belgian Fourragere 1940
           
                        Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in France and Belgium

                        Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in Belgium

            Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1971

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY: 

 

 

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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