On August 18-19, 2020, the MPRA Gift Shop will have a FLASH SALE on the 787th Military Police Battalion Challenge Coins! Each coin will be on sale for $11 with free shipping (USPS first class to any location where possible). We encourage you to take advantage of this sale! Challenge coins make great graduation gifts, a reminder of your time in the unit, morale boosters, and fun conversation pieces.

The 787th MP Battalion’s Coat of Arms contains the following:

Shield: Per bend or and vert, a bend wavy gules and in sinister chief a fleur-de-lis azure.

Crest: On a wreath of the colors, or and vert, issuant from within a wreath of laurel of the first a dexter gauntlet argent grasping a book of law bend sinisterwise vert, spine and corners sable, charged with a balance of the like, the pages gold.

Motto: Excellent Always

Symbolism: The battalion’s World War II campaign in Northern France is recalled by the fleur-de-lis and the use of gold and blue. The Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) is represented by the red wavy bend, suggesting a scarlet streamer. Green and yellow represent the Military Police Corps. The armored hand and book of law symbolize the upholding and enforcing of the law. The scales represent justic with honor.

Distinctive Insignia: The distinctive insignia is the shield and motto of the coat of arms.

Click here for the Army’s Lineage and Honors Information for the 787th MP Battalion.

Click here to learn more about the history behind Challenge Coins.