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Officers of Oregon Military Police battalion

Full-length portrait showing the officers of the Oregon Military Police battalion standing in two rows next to a wall. A story and a cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 7 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, May 12, 1918, under the headline “Insurance Of Lives Of Military Police Planned.” The photograph had the following caption: “Commissioned officers of the new Oregon Military Police battalion, which is on active duty guarding Portland waterfront and shipbuilding plants. Front row, left to rgiht [sic]—Captain O. J. Hull, commanding third company, Salem; Captain Luther E. Beach, commanding second company, Portland; Major John B. Hibbard, A. G. D., adjutant; Major Richard Deich, commanding officer; Captain John K. Kollock, intelligence officer; Captain Roy M. Dobie, commanding first company, Portland; Captain Harry E. Williams, commanding fourth company, Eastern Oregon. Back row, left to right—Lieutenant John W. Kocker, fourth company; Lieutenant Walter F. Threlkeld, second company; Lieutenant Lewis P. Campbell, first company; Lieutenant George C. L. Snyder, third company.” The story reported the following: “Plans to insure the lives and health of the members of the Oregon Military Police battalion, are under consideration in the four companies of the unit, and the matter will be submitted to the general staff, Oregon National guard, for approval before it is referred to Governor [James] Withycomb. Insurance would be with the state industrial commission, and would cost each man in the battalion 30 cents a day for full protection. The state, at the same time, would pay about $7500 a year for protection of the force.” The story also reported that barracks to house the servicemen were being built or renovated at the shipyard they were guarding.