630th Military Police Company Guard Mount 1970
We dedicate this site in honor of those who so bravely fought and paid the ultimate price;
Sacrificing their lives in service to our country so others may live.
LET US NEVER FORGET !
About THE 630TH MP COMPANY Mission TODAY
The 630th Military Police Company held its first reunion on 21 June 2010, in Washington, D.C. Year 2015 marked the 50th anniversary since our Military Police Company deployed to South Vietnam from Fort Riley, Kansas. Members of the 630th MP Company, family and friends, gathered once again in Washington D.C. to conduct a Special Memorial Service, honoring those men who sacrificed their lives while serving with our MP Company.
The men of the 630th Military Police Company were dedicated soldiers who served their country with dignity and honor. Those who died in the line of duty are memorialized here on this website and will never be forgotten.
U.S. Army 18th Military Police Brigade Unit Crest
The 18th Military Police Brigade Unit Crest contains a yellow and black diamond in the background, which symbolizes the day and night responsibility of the unit to carry out its mission. A lion's head represents constant watch with the unit motto "Ever Vigilant" displayed below.
U.S. Army 18th Military Police Brigade Insignia
The 18th Military Police Brigade Shoulder Sleeve Patch features a green field and yellow border, the colors of the Military Police Corps. A sword is super imposed over a Roman fasces (A fasces is a set of rods bound in the form of a bundle which contained an axe). The fasces is an ancient symbol of the authority of a magistrate to administer justice. The sword symbolizes the military nature of both the laws and their infractions, as well as the personnel
U.S. Army 97th Military Police Battalion Unit Crest
Each Battalion of the U.S. Military Police Corps has its own distinctive Unit Insignia, derived from a
"Coat of Arms". The 97th Military Police Battalion crest is a gold insignia with a central vertical sword, point upwards, flanked on each side by a curved feather; intertwined with two amulets.
Around the base of the device is the motto scroll bearing the legend
"Take Charge" in black letters. Symbolism: The sword is a symbolic representation of the Army, as well as signifying the sword of justice. The two feathers represent written military law, together with orders and regulations which Military Police can enforce. The two amulets refer to two of the foreign theaters in which the battalion has been active (Europe and Korea). They also represent the continuous flow of traffic, stragglers, individuals, and prisoners, all of which are concerns of Military Police.
The 630th Military Police Company Convoy Escort Pocket Patch
The 630th Military Police Company Convoy Escort Pocket Patch is a Vietnamese-Made Patch. The Patch has a green background, representing one of the colors of the Military Police Corps. Embroidered over the background is a V-100 Commando Armored Vehicle, used in defense of the convoy. The yellow colored cross pistols embroidered in the center is the symbol of the Military Police. The black map of Vietnam is embroidered at the bottom.
Scrolled around the top of the Patch bears the legend "630th MP Co". Scrolled around the bottom of the Patch bears the legend
The patch was proudly displayed by members of the Convoy Escort Platoon and by any member of the 630th MP Company who performed convoy escort duty.
About the 18th Military Police Brigade in vietnam
(Excerpt taken from the 18th MP Brigade History)
The 18th Military Police Brigade is the most highly decorated Military Police unit in the United States Army.
During the Vietnam War, the 18th Military Police Brigade was comprised of the following Battalions: the 92nd, 93rd, 95th, 97th, 504th, 716 and 720th. The 630th Military Police Company, of the 97th MP Battalion, proudly served under the command of the 18th Military Police Brigade.
During the Vietnam War the 18th Military Police Brigade took part in ten campaigns and was awarded four meritorious unit commendations and streamers, including the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for its outstanding service.
The 18th Military Police Brigade was the first military police unit in history to man a tactical area of responsibility in a combat zone. They conducted more infantry activities that included night ambushes, sweeps, reconnaissance patrols and other small unit operations. During the Tet Offensive that began on 31 January 1968, members of the 716th MP Battalion were heavily engaged in the Battle of Saigon, which included the United States Embassy, BOQ #3, The MACV Annex Area, the Embassy Hotel and the surrounding areas. Members of the 716th MP Battalion along with members of the 101st Airborne Division suffered casualties but were victorious defeating the Viet Cong.
About THE 630TH MP COMPANY
Mission in Vietnam
Mission in Vietnam
DISCIPLINE, LAW, AND ORDER
ASSIST, PROTECT, DEFEND
These are the mottos of the Military Police Corps.
Our mission in Vietnam as the 630th Military Police Company:
Provide Law Enforcement and Physical Security
Provide Convoy Escort Duty
(Using V-100 Commando Armored Vehicles with .30 or .50 caliber machine guns and
Gun jeeps armed with M 60 machine guns)
Provide Air Mobile Operations in Helicopters, “Hueys”, for Convoy Security
and Traffic Control From The Air
Provide a Military Police Strike Force
The 630th MP Company’s Area of Operation was in the Central Highlands
It was reported as:
“The Largest MP Company in the Republic of Vietnam, spread over hundreds of miles. Also accredited as:
Escorting the longest convoy on record into Cambodia; transporting engineers and supplies. The journey took five (5) days to complete with a distance of 450 miles.”
The 97th MP Battalion was awarded the “Meritorious Unit Commendation ” and the “Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm” for its distinctive service in South East Asia.