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59 Warriors

The Army of the United States constituted the 59th Military Police Company on 30 November 1943 and activated it on 1 December 1943 in North Africa. Shortly after World War II, the 59th Military Police Company was inactivated at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey on 28 October 1945. The 59th Military Police Company was again reactivated to the regular Army at Fort Dix, New Jersey on 13 October, 1950, only to be inactivated again on 2 May 1955 in Korea. It was reactivated on 1 June 1957 in Germany and deactivated there on 30 March 1971. Once again the 59th Military Police Company was activated in Germany on 21 June 1977. The 59th Military Police Company moved from Germany to Fort Carson, Colorado on 20 October 1993.

During World War II, the 59th Military Police Company participated in the Naples-Foggia and Rome-Arno Campaigns. In Korea, the company participated on the CCF Intervention, the first United Nations summer-fall offensive, the second Korea winter, the Korea summer-fall 1952 campaign, the third Korean winter, and the Korea summer 1953 campaign. The 59th Military Police Company has received three Meritorious Unit Commendation Awards, one for Korea 1950-1952; one for Korea 1953; and finally one for Korea 1953-1954. The 59th Military Police Company has also received one Presidential Unit Citation for its performance in Korea from 1 August 1952 through 30 September 1953.

The 59th Military Police Company has participated in a number of contingency deployments, to include the Cuban Refugee Resettlement at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, 1980; JTF-B Honduras Rotations 1986-88/95-96; Operation Promote Liberty in Panama, 1990; Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, 1990-91; Operation Restore Hope, Somalia, 1992-93; Operation Joint Endeavor and Joint Guard, Bosnia 1996-97/98-99; Operations Desert Shift/Enduring Freedom, Saudi Arabia, 2001-2002, Operation Iraqi Freedom I 2003-2004 receiving the FORSCOM Eagle Award , Operation Iraqi Freedom 04-06 from 2005-2006 and finally Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09 from 2007-2008.

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II
  • Naples-Foggia
  • Rome-Arno
War on Terrorism
  • Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm 1990-1991
  • OEF 2001-2002 Saudi Arabia/ OIF I, 04-06, 07-09
Decorations
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation Award; Korea 1950-1952,
  • Korea 1953, Korea 1953-1954
  • Presidential Unit Citation; Korea 1952-1953
  • FORSCOM Eagle Award 2004
  • J.P. Holland Award 2008