Gary Hutchison Memorial Chapter 1028
Vietnam Veterans of America
The Way We Were
The mission of the 504th was to provide direct combat support to the tactical units in I and II Corps Tactical Zones (CTZs), as well as to furnish military police support as directed by the commanding officer of the 16th Military Police Group. From 1965 to July 1966, elements of the 504th provided military police support in 12 different locations in I and II CTZs. Supporting the buildup and deployment of three infantry divisions, the Battalion was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation. As an Army MP Batttalion, the 504th gave priority to the support of tactical units, being cited specifically for its efforts during the Dak To fighting in November 1967, which involved sealing off the Pleiku area and defending Camp Schmidt. It also played an important part in the defensive the MACV (Military AssistanceCommand Vietnam) compound in Kontum.
18th Military Police Brigade
Joint Patrol: ARVN interpreter, 25th ID MP, Canh Saht, Stan
In the alleys of Pleiku
Checking voice mail in 1967
Camp Holloway in Pleiku, 1967
Stan somewhere along Highway 19 near Quinhon
Three foot deep rut in road during monsoon.
Tet Offensive in Pleiku City
Desk Sgt Nelms at Camp Schmidt MP Station
Sgt Nelms making assignments for night patrol