62nd Highway Patrol (MP)
 Germany      1948 - 1958

 

Members

 62nd MP Co. (Highway Patrol)

Germany,  USAREUR,  1948 -1958


The alphabetized member listings contain the complete listing of all known former members of the 62nd. Military Police Highway Patrol Company that were assigned to, and operational in Germany from the unit reorganization on 20 September 1951 until its deactivation on 20 September 1958.  It also includes the names of individuals from other MP units known to have performed official Highway Patrol duties from 1948 until the 62nd. HP was activated in 1951.  These individuals came from various MP units or detachments of various MP companies or battalions, such as the 285th., 508th., 536th., 709th., 793rd., and others.  They were alternatively and variously known as the "EUCOM Highway Patrol" and as "Post Highway Patrol" units or detachments.  Some of the individuals were later transferred into the 62nd. Highway Patrol when the HP unit was officially activated.  See our HISTORY page.  

 

A wide variety of resources were thoroughly and painstakingly researched before being combined to develop the master database for the Highway Patrol Association.  Many original details were rather sketchy in the first documents that were originally available.  Some names were incomplete, some ranks, duty assignments, or dates were missing.  Many men served in various duty stations or detachments at various times.  Perhaps even more troubling and important was the problem of trying to locate a current home or contact address and other pertinent information, and then making initial contact with former members.  Edward F. (Smitty) Smith, President Emeritus, Unit Historian & Administrator, did an outstanding job in this regard.  Ed maintains this information.

 

The webmaster also maintains a duplicate database.  The website listing has been a continuing endeavor to establish, maintain, and regularly update as a complete published listing of ALL former members of the Highway Patrol, and to have it available for future generations of researchers, genealogists, and others that might find it informative and interesting.  Keeping our information complete and up-to-date continues to be a major endeavor in this ever changing world.  This is more especially so when we are all aging and facing many life changes in our senior years.  Email and address changes (which seem to occur all too frequently), as well as the occasional death notice often are not reported.  Please keep the webmaster informed of any known changes.  Unfortunately, our ranks have thinned out considerably from the original group of Troopers once assigned to the Highway Patrol.  We know of a number of confirmed deaths, however, there are some original members that we were never able to make  contact with; and others that we have not heard from in recent years.

 

Pertinent information and details regarding assignments and dates are provided when known.  It is realized that some of the information is lacking, and some dates may be incorrect.  An attempt has been made to flesh-out or fill-in the entries with information garnered from various sources including articles from The White Mice, tidbits from other sources, innuendos, personal recollection of members, and some (very limited) good old fashioned SWAG (scientific wild arsed guessing).  Like the Boy Scouts of old, we have tried to "do our best".

 

Many of our original personnel were successfully located and became active and sustaining members.  The association held a number of very successful reunions and annual meetings in various locations over the years.  See our REUNION page.  Many members and their families were able to partake in our reunions, meetings, and activities - sharing stories, memories, and fellowship with their comrades and fellow troopers.  We had a lot of fun even though we may have moved a bit slower than we did during our active duty years.  Attendance at our annual reunion/business meetings declined in recent years; perhaps keeping pace with the advancing age or health conditions of some of our membership.  That, coupled with declining membership numbers, unfortunately mandated a few new necessary changes in our reunion/meeting policy.  Please see our Reunion page for full details. 

 

The final tally of all known former members of the Highway Patrol revealed 1072 names.  That includes all ranks and accounts for Highway Patrolmen as well as administrative personnel assigned to the HP.  Our database also contains a few additional names, e.g. several (2) WAC personnel assigned to HQ at Heidelberg.  Those known to be deceased are listed as such.  Far too many of our number have completed their last tour of duty on earth.  In many cases we have no known information on them other than their name.  Please remember them as they have completed their last patrol after faithfully serving with the 62nd. Highway Patrol.  May they forever Rest In Peace.

 

The status of too many of our former comrades is unknown.  The webmaster also maintains a list of possible living members and their last known contact information.  This listing has degenerated over the years and now contains less than ten percent (10%) of our original unit total strength. Regrettably, as there has not been personal contact from many of those on the list for some time, I am therefore very concerned that the list most likely contains some inaccurate information.  Far too many individuals have not updated their information with us; and others may actually be deceased since we last heard from them. 

 

If you are able to provide any pertinent details about any of the individuals named on our lists; or if you can add any additional names to the list, please contact the webmaster.  Please send any corrections, updates, or information about those that you know were members of the 62nd. Highway Patrol to the webmaster.  This will allow it to be upgraded as it becomes available.  Your assistance in keeping the information accurate and up-to-date is requested and truly appreciated.  If you can shed any light upon the status of any of these individuals, and help us to solve any of the little mysteries surrounding any of our troopers, please let us hear from you.  All info is shared with our historian and other officers.

 



 

If you were a member of the Highway Patrol and have never joined our organization, please consider doing so.  We are always very happy to hear from you, and would like to be able to be in contact with you to keep you informed about news and activities.  The same is true if you are a relative of a former member.  Please contact us: webmaster.

 



 

All names are accessible from the alphabetized links that follow.  Please CLICK on the appropriate alphabetized link to open the page that you wish to view.

 

 



 

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