783rd Military Police Battalion (I/R)
The 783rd MP BN (I/R) is an Army Reserve unit whose mission is to provide command, planning, administration, and logistical support for the operation of an internment/resettlement facility. It is located in Inkster Michigan, a western suburb of Detroit.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 20 July 1992, consisting of a gold demi-fleur-de-lis issuing from a black tower, mortared gold all rising from and interlaced with a red annulet and surmounted at top by an arced green scroll inscribed "SALUS ET HUMANITAS" in gold letters. Green and gold (yellow) are the colors traditionally associated with the Military Police Corps. World War II service in Northern France is represented by the three sections comprising the fleur-de-lis. The tower recalls campaign participation in the Rhineland and alludes to security. The annulet refers to continuity of service in peace and war and in conjunction with the green scroll, commemorates the colors of the French Croix-de-Guerre awarded to the unit. Red stands for courage; gold is for excellence and honor. Black denotes strength and resolve.
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