History of us army military police in vietnam 1962 september 14 1962 the 560th mp company from fort hood tx arrives in vietnam it is the first military police unit to arrive in vietnam and is assigned duties at vung tau. Neither the united states army nor any other component of the department of defense has approved or endorsed or authorized this product service activity in anyway a tribute to the military police who served in vietnam military police pause to reflect after the battle for the. The status and missions of the mps changed in vietnam in the initial attack on the us embassy during the tet offensive of 1968 the first two casualties were mps killed defending the embassy two more mps were killed when responding to the fire fight taking. Military police units helped root the viet cong out of saigon and army helicopter gunships were in the air almost continuously assisting the allied forces the most tenacious combat occurred in hue the ancient capital of vietnam where the 1st cavalry and 101st airborne divisions together with marines and south vietnamese forces . The army of the republic of vietnam arvn vietnamese lc qun vit nam cng ha were the ground forces of the south vietnamese military from its inception in 1955 until the fall of saigon in april 1975 it is estimated to have suffered 1394000 casualties killed and wounded during the vietnam war the arvn began as a post colonial army trained and closely affiliated with the
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