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Military History/Company C, 738th MP Battalion


I'm trying to put a display together of my grandfathers service medals and patches looking for info on what us army division or what MP brigade that company c 738th MP battalion was attached to in WW2 manila philippines 1944-1946.

Dear Sir,
       Thank You for your question.  Since you have not provided me with a photocopy of page two of your grandfather's Discharge Documents, I have no FACTS to research from.  Therefore, in my OPINION the shoulder patch for your "display" should be that of General HQ, Southwest Pacific.
       Respectfully, please be sure to include in your grandfather's "display" a Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, as well as a Meritorious Unit Commendation for the period September 17, 1944-June 1, 1945.  Both awards were made to the 738th MP Battalion, based in Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 1945-1946.
       Good Luck with your quest.

   Richard V. Horrell
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Can answer: World War Two. Specifically, the troop transport ships that took US Military Personnel overseas & returned them to the US, 1941-47. Also, unit history of US Army QM, Signal, MP, Ordnance, Medical, Transportation & Engineer units that served during WW 2. The more obscure units are my specialty. If you have the APO that a Veteran sent letters from or received letters at, I can look up the history of that APO.


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