WWII MP, now 94, to be honored at Leonard Wood

Except for his snow-white hair and wire-rimmed glasses, Gene Stephens…

Except for his snow-white hair and wire-rimmed glasses, Gene Stephens appears ageless at 94 years old.

He still looks fit in the Military Police Corps uniform like the one he wore in World War II — polished shin-high, brown cavalry boots, crisp khaki breeches and black armband with white “MP” letters.

To the best of his knowledge and in the memories of Military Police Regimental Association members, Stephens, of Las Vegas, is the last living original member of the Military Police Corps.

He’ll be honored when the corps, which dates from 1941, holds its 71st anniversary celebration this month at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Read more at MilitaryTimes.com

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