The Fighting Deuce
The Fighting Deuce

The 272nd Military Police Company was constituted into the United States Army in 1944 and activated in India.  After World War II, the unit was stationed in West Germany in 1953 and then at Fort Knox, Kentucky in 1965.

Shortly after the reactivation at Ft. Knox, the 272nd Military Police Company was sent to Nha Trang, Vietnam.  During the 1968 Tet Offensive, Viet Cong regulars attacked Roberts Compound and came fearfully close to the Field Force Vietnam Commanding General's quarters.  The Military Police repulsed this offensive, killing fourty enemy soldiers.  Two Military policeman died in this battle, which later earned the units distinctive designation of the "FIGHTING DEUCE" awarded by Secretary of the Army Stanley R. Resor.  "FIGHTING DEUCE" is a proud name that is still used today by the soldiers of the 272nd Military Police Company.

Today the 272nd Military Police Company is stationed in Mannheim, Germany.  The unit provides Law Enforcement activities to the Mannheim Military Community, while maintaining a vital combat support mission.
FRG Page
2nd PLT
4th PLT
2nd Platoon
4th Platoon
Here are some helpful links:
MP Homepage
Army Homepage
Army Knowledge Online
Links for Education.
US Army Education
The Army Distance Learning Program
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Army Study Guide
3rd Platoon
HQ Platoon
1st PLT
1st Platoon
As you've already noticed, German Bundeswehr soldiers are now gaurding our gates.  They are doing us a great service by helping protect our soldiers and families.  Next time you ride through the gate, make sure you say "Thanks!"
Drivers Testing
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Organizational Day (14 Aug 2003)
Cycle Decriptions

Green - Maximum platoon training, only emergency leave, no tasking

Amber - Opportunity training for platoon before green cycle, leave usually at platoon discretion, second on pecking order for taskings but runs company ranges

Red (1 or 2) - Road Cycle, minimum training, max tasking, leave at platoons discretion
The following pictures are of our family away from home.
The Company will be in the field from the 27th of Sept to the 3rd of Oct.  2nd Platoon will remain here to work the road.