On Point

Winter 2024

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716th Military Police Battalion

“For the doubtful privilege of maintaining law and order in the armed forces and being able to put the cuff on just about everything in uniform, the MP has to take a lot of ribbing, some of it funny and some of it nasty, but the MP is a handy guy to have around.”

Jacob Dolson Cox

On 30 November 1864, the Union forces commanded by Cox successfully repelled the final large-scale frontal infantry attack of the Civil War at the Battle of Franklin.

The M48 Patton Main Battle Tank

In the aftermath of World War II, the U.S. Army faced a significant challenge. The conflict in Europe had proven that armored warfare was going to be of paramount importance to any future conflict.