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Lineage and Honors Information as of 2 September 2011

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772d MILITARY POLICE COMPANY

 

Organized 3 March 1638 in the Massachusetts Militia as the Cohannet Train Band  

Redesignated 3 March 1639 as the Taunton Train Band

Reorganized in 1703 as the Eastward Company

Reorganized in 1709 as the First Foot Company, Bristol County Regiment of Militia

Reorganized in 1736 as the First Foot Company, Third Regiment of Militia, Bristol County  

Reorganized in 1776 as the First Foot Company, Third Regiment, Bristol County Brigade  
Reorganized in 1785 as the 1st Foot Company, 3d Regiment, 2d Brigade, 5th Division

Mustered into Federal service 6 September 1814 as Captain Joseph Reed's Company; mustered out of Federal service 6 October 1814  

Reorganized and redesignated in 1831 as the Taunton Light Infantry, Battalion of Light Infantry, 2d Brigade, 5th Division   

Redesignated in 1842 as Company C, 2d Battalion of Light Infantry

Reorganized and redesignated 26 February 1855 as Company C, 4th Regiment of Infantry   

Redesignated 21 September 1855 as Company G, 4th Regiment of Infantry

Mustered into Federal service 17 April 1861 at Boston; mustered out of Federal service 22 July 1861 at Boston

While remaining in state service, Company G, 4th Regiment of Infantry, additionally furnished the following unit for Federal service:

Company C, 22d Massachusetts Infantry mustered into Federal service 6 October 1861 at Lynnfield; mustered out of Federal service 17 October 1864

Company G, 4th Regiment of Infantry, mustered into Federal service 23 September 1862 at Lakeville; mustered out of Federal service 28 August 1863 at Boston   

Reorganized and redesignated in 1866 as Company F, 3d Regiment of Infantry

Reorganized and redesignated 14 July 1876 in the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia as Company F, 3d Battalion of Infantry  

Reorganized and redesignated 3 December 1878 as Company F, 1st Regiment of Infantry

Converted, reorganized, and redesignated 1 June 1897 as Battery F, 1st Regiment of Heavy Artillery  

Mustered into Federal service 9 May 1898 at Fort Warren, Massachusetts, as Battery F, 1st Massachusetts Volunteer Artillery; mustered out of Federal service 14 November 1898 at Boston  

Reorganized 1 November 1905 in the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia at Taunton as the 9th Company, Coast Artillery Corps

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

Redesignated 9 December 1916 as the 9th Company, Massachusetts Coast Artillery

Redesignated 5 March 1917 as the 9th Company, Coast Artillery Corps  

Called into Federal service 25 July 1917 at Boston; drafted into Federal service
5 August 1917  

Reorganized and redesignated 31 August 1917 as the 24th Company, Coast Defenses of Boston  

Demobilized in November 1918 at Fort Heath, Massachusetts  

Redesignated 4 June 1920 as Battery F, 101st Field Artillery  

Redesignated 1 September 1920 as Battery F, 1st Field Artillery  

Reorganized and Federally recognized 6 December 1920 in the Massachusetts National Guard at Taunton as Battery F, 1st Field Artillery

Redesignated 30 September 1921 as Battery F, 101st Field Artillery  

(101st Field Artillery assigned 31 March 1923 to the 26th Division—later redesignated as the 26th Infantry Division)

Inducted into Federal service 16 January 1941 at Taunton  

Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 1942 as Battery C, 212th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, an element of the 6th Armored Division  

Inactivated 21 September 1945 at Boston and relieved from assignment to the 6th Armored Division

Reorganized and Federally recognized 13 February 1947 in the Massachusetts National Guard at Taunton as Battery C, 212th Field Artillery Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 15 February 1955 as Battery B, 126th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion  

Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1959 as Battery B, 2d Automatic Weapons Battalion, 211th Artillery  

Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1962 as Battery B, 2d Howitzer Battalion, 211th Artillery  

Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1963 as Battery B, 2d Battalion, 101st Artillery, an element of the 26th Infantry Division  

Consolidated 1 October 1964 with Company C, 241st Engineer Battalion (organized and Federally recognized 22 January 1948 at Taunton), and consolidated unit designated as Battery B, 2d Battalion, 101st Artillery

Consolidated 19 December 1967 with Company D, 726th Maintenance Battalion
(see ANNEX 1) and consolidated unit converted, reorganized, and redesignated as the 772d Military Police Company; concurrently relieved from assignment to the 26th Infantry Division

Consolidated 31 October 1990 with Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 685th Military Police Battalion (see ANNEX 2), and the 747th Military Police Company
(see ANNEX 3), and consolidated unit designated as the 772d Military Police Company

Ordered into active Federal service 7 January 1991 at Taunton; released from active Federal service 14 May 1991 and reverted to state control

Consolidated 1 July 1995 with Detachment 1, 772d Military Police Company
(see ANNEX 4), and consolidated unit designated as the 772d Military Police Company; concurrently, location changed to Brockton

Location changed 1 July 1998 to Taunton

Ordered into active Federal service 7 July 2002 at Taunton; released from active Federal service 2 April 2003 and reverted to state control

Ordered into active Federal service 26 October 2008 at Taunton; released from active Federal service 29 November 2009 and reverted to state control

ANNEX 1

Organized 18 November 1887 in the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia at Attleboro as Company I, 5th Infantry, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia

Mustered into Federal service 1 July 1898 at Framingham as Company I, 5th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry; 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 19 June 1916 at Framingham; mustered out of Federal service 15 November 1916

Called into Federal service 25 July 1917 at Framingham; drafted into Federal service
5 August 1917

Reorganized and redesignated 21 August 1917 as Company I, 101st Infantry, and assigned to the 26th Division

Demobilized 5 August 1919 at Camp Devens, Massachusetts

Reorganized and redesignated 13 September 1919 as Company I, 5th Infantry

Reorganized and Federally recognized 28 November 1921 in the Massachusetts National Guard at Attleboro as Company A, 3d Infantry

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

Redesignated 1 May 1923 as Company I, 101st Infantry, an element of the 26th Division (later designated as the 26th Infantry Division)

Inducted into Federal service 16 January 1941 at Attleboro

Inactivated 29 December 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia

Reorganized and Federally recognized 7 April 1947 in the Massachusetts National Guard at Attleboro as Company I, 101st Infantry

Converted, reorganized, and redesignated 1 May 1959 as Battery C, 2d Automatic Weapons Battalion, 211th Artillery, and relieved from assignment to the 26th Infantry Division

Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1962 as the Service Battery, 2d Howitzer Battalion, 211th Artillery

Converted, reorganized, and redesignated 1 March 1963 as Company D, 726th Maintenance Battalion, an element of the 26th Infantry Division  

ANNEX 2

Organized and Federally recognized 8 December 1939 in the Massachusetts National Guard at Bourne as Battery H, 211th Coast Artillery

Inducted into Federal service 16 September 1940 at Bourne

Reorganized and redesignated 10 September 1943 as Battery D, 747th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion

Inactivated 5 September 1945 at Fort Bliss, Texas

Reorganized and Federally recognized 27 January 1948 in the Massachusetts National Guard at Bourne as Headquarters Battery, 685th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion

Ordered into active Federal service 1 May 1951 at Bourne; released from active Federal service 31 January 1953 and reverted to state control

Redesignated 1 October 1953 as Headquarters Battery, 685th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1959 as Headquarters Battery, 4th Gun Battalion, 211th Artillery

Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1962 as Headquarters Battery, 4th Howitzer Battalion, 211th Artillery

Converted, reorganized, and redesignated 19 December 1967 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 685th Military Police Battalion

Location changed 1 February 1988 to Falmouth

ANNEX 3

Organized and Federally recognized 23 February 1940 in the Massachusetts National Guard at Barnstable as the 2d Platoon, Battery G, 211th Coast Artillery

Inducted into Federal service 16 September 1940 at Barnstable

Reorganized and redesignated 16 August 1943 as part of Battery C, 747th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion

Inactivated 5 September 1945 at Fort Bliss, Texas

Reorganized and Federally recognized 6 February 1948 in the Massachusetts National Guard at Hyannis as Battery D, 685th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion

Ordered into active Federal service 1 May 1951 at Hyannis; released from active Federal service 31 January 1953 and reverted to state control

Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1953 as Battery D, 685th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1959 as Battery D, 4th Gun Battalion, 211th Artillery

Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1962 as Battery C, 4th Howitzer Battalion, 211th Artillery

Converted, reorganized, and redesignated 19 December 1967 as the 747th Military Police Company

Location changed 1 September 1975 to Barnstable

Consolidated 1 October 1980 with Detachment 1, 747th Military Police Company
(see ANNEX 5), and consolidated unit designated as the 747th Military Police Company

ANNEX 4

Organized and Federally recognized 9 February 1948 in the Massachusetts National Guard at Plymouth as Battery B, 685th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion

Ordered into active Federal service 1 May 1951 at Plymouth; released from active Federal service 31 January 1953 and reverted to state control

Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1953 as Battery B, 685th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1962 as Battery B, 4th Howitzer Battalion, 211th Artillery

Converted, reorganized, and redesignated 19 December 1967 as the 2d and 3d Platoons, 747th Military Police Company

Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1972 as Detachment 1, 747th Military Police Company

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1975 as Detachment 1, 772d Military Police Company

ANNEX 5

Organized 2 February 1914 in the Massachusetts National Guard at New Bedford as the 4th Company, Coast Artillery Corps

Reorganized and redesignated 31 August 1917 as the 19th Company, Coast Defenses of Boston

Called into Federal service 3 August 1917 at New Bedford; drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917

Reorganized and redesignated 22 November 1917 as Battery D, 55th Artillery (Coast Artillery Corps)

Demobilized in February 1919 at Camp Winfield Scott, California

Reorganized and Federally recognized 7 September 1920 in the Massachusetts National Guard at New Bedford as the 324th Company, 1st Coast Defense Command, Coast Artillery Corps

Reorganized and redesignated 1 January 1922 as Battery E, 241st Coast Artillery

Reorganized and redesignated 1 June 1940 as Battery H, 241st Coast Artillery

Inducted into Federal service 16 September 1940 at New Bedford

Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1941 as Battery K, 241st Coast Artillery

Reorganized and redesignated 13 September 1943 as Battery G, 3d Battalion, 8th Coast Artillery

Inactivated 18 April 1944 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi

Reorganized and Federally recognized 31 March 1948 in the Massachusetts National Guard at New Bedford as Battery A, 324th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion  

Redesignated 1 February 1949 as Battery A, 126th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion   

Redesignated 1 October 1953 as Battery A, 126th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 15 February 1955 as Battery C, 212th Field Artillery Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1959 as Battery C, 1st Howitzer Battalion, 211th Artillery

Reorganized and redesignated 15 November 1965 as Battery A, 4th Howitzer Battalion, 211th Artillery

Converted, reorganized, and redesignated 19 December 1967 as the 2d and 3d Platoons, 772d Military Police Company

Location changed 5 January 1970 to Bourne

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1975 as Detachment 1, 747th Military Police Company

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DECORATIONS

            Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered LORRAINE

            Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Steamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1991

            French Croix de Guerre with Silver Gilt Star, World War II, Streamer embroidered LAN FROICOURT

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY: 

 

 

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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