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. The vietnam conflict extract data file of the defense casualty analysis system dcas extract files contains records of 58220 us military fatal casualties of the vietnam war these records were transferred into the custody of the national archives and records administration in 2008. The army of the republic of vietnam arvn vietnamese lc qun vit nam cng ha also known as the south vietnamese army sva were the ground forces of the south vietnamese military from its inception in 1955 until the fall of saigon in 1975 it is estimated to have suffered 1394000 casualties killed and wounded during the vietnam war . 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. Among the highwaymen on the roads of vietnam were the roadrunners the nickname given to the us armys b company 504th military police battalion the 504th arrived in the phu tai valley qui nhon on august 31 1965
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