514th MP Svc Platoon


Duty Station


Richard C. Holland



History of the 514th MP Svc Platoon:
The 514th MP Service Platoon was formed during late 1945-47 from members of the 709th MP BN and consisted of a Mounted (Horse) Section, located in Frankfurt, Germany. 
In late 1945, after enjoying a brief respite of (90) ninety days temporary duty in the United States, LT Ellsworth Rhodes was returned to the European Theater of Operations and assigned to Company B, 709th Military Police Service Battalion, Frankfurt, Germany. While LT Rhodes was conducting duty with Company B, 709th Military Police Battalion, word came down from Headquarters U.S. Forces European Theater (HQ USFET), that the 709th Military Police Battalion was to activate a provisional Mounted Section to act as Honor Guard for visiting dignitaries and be responsible for the Compound Patrol and Security. 
 (Sources of information: Captain Ellsworth Rhodes, Corps Military Police, from information provided while attending the Officer Associate Advanced Course, Class No.4, at The Military Police School, Department of General Subjects, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania during 1947, and a former member of the 514th Military Police Service Platoon and Mr. Richard Holland, former member of the 514th Military Police Service Platoon, Mounted Section (Horse), 709th Military Police Battalion, Frankfurt, Germany during 1945-48.)