Posted on Mar 27, 2020
SPC Ken Harper
203
6
4
4
4
0
Some "Sexy" 1918 Army Military Policemen, as in Sexey-aux-Forges, France. (south of Metz, FR, on the Moselle River)
Foot and "roving" patrol too, and apparently a "mascot" with his "tom walkers"/stilts.
The MP on the ground in the middle has a nice pair of gauntlets on.
The horseback MP on the right appears to have a rifle as part of his gear.
The other two horseback MPs must patrol the area where bottles and/or other items get tossed out of the upper windows. National Archives image.
E3297379
Posted in these groups: Military_police_regimental_insignia 95B: Military Police
Avatar_feed
Responses: 2
LTC Wayne Brandon
1
1
0
Sharp troopers - great picture.
(1)
Comment
(0)
Avatar_small
COL David Turk
0
0
0
Obviously, they didn’t have helmet liners back then, so they were stuck with the soft cap. I liked wearing the helmet liner on patrol as it reinforced the MP band on the sleeve (stood out better). I understand they got rid of the arm band in the 80’s, for a badge.
(0)
Comment
(0)
SPC Ken Harper
SPC Ken Harper
3 mo
I was an MP with the 230th @ Kaiserslautern, FRG (Rhine Ordinance Bks at Vogelweh) 85-89 and we wore the brassard/arm band when we were on patrol. The onliest ones I saw with a badge were CID. When I first got there we wore "turtle shells"/helmet liners which I personally hated. Some time in 1986 we finally got rid of those and went to soft caps while on duty.
(0)
Reply
(0)
SFC Howard Holmes
SFC Howard Holmes
3 mo
Back when Ft. Lewis was the 9th ID, I was with the 9th MP Co., and we were the only MP Bn. in the Army that got to perform functions and training of both Garrison L/E responsibilities, AND performed Divisional Duties. In the LE cycle we wore badges, with the exception of Range Patrol, and when in Divisional operations we wore the brassard. I loved the helmet liners painted black, with the division patch painted on the side. Being an MP was a great experience.
(1)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small

Join nearly 2 million former and current members of the US military, just like you.

close