Rex Lee Matthews, 212th MP CO (SD) 1965-1966

Rex Lee Matthews

June 5, 1943 ~ September 21, 2018 (age 75) & ServicesTribute Wall


On September 21, 2018, Rex Matthews, age 75, of White Hall, son of the late Walter Matthews and Elizabeth Jane Bowden; devoted father of Benjamin R. Matthews and his wife Elizabeth Jones, Jessica Hopkins and her husband Eric, and William C. Matthews; dear brother of Gary Russell, Edward Andrews, Robert and Richard Andrezeywski; loving grandfather of Esther, Asa, Emmett and Clara Jean.

Family and friends will celebrate Rex’s life at the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services – Monkton, 16924 York Rd.(York & Monkton Rds. – Hereford), on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 from 2-3PM at which time a memorial service will begin at 3PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Rex’s name may be made to House of Ruth Maryland, Memory tributes may be sent to the family at

Articles From MPRA The Dragoon, Fall, 2021

Good afternoon fellow Sentry Dog Handlers. I received my issue of the MPRA The Dragoon Fall 2021 Issue. I am attaching some articles that I thought might be of interest to you as Sentry Dog Handlers and MP’s. One article is about Military Working Dogs working with civilian law enforcement. The second article is about the Memorial Grove. I have seen on other MP Facebook pages inquiries about when the school changed locations. This article gives dates when that occurred. The last article is about the changes in uniforms, specifically name tape colors. I hope you enjoy the articles.

Don L. Revere, 212th 65-66

While looking up members we have lost contact with I discovered the following obituary:  Donald Lee Revere, 66, of Hayes, Va., passed away November 2, 2008. Graveside Friday, 11 a.m., Nicopolis United Methodist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
Published by Roanoke Times from Nov. 3 to Nov. 5, 2008.

Condolences to family and friends of Caleb (Jack) J. Archer 212th 66-67

BG Caleb ‘Jack’ Archer

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BG Caleb “Jack” Archer, age 87, of Oak Ridge, passed away May 22, 2021.

He proudly served our country with the U.S. Army, receiving the rank Brigadier General and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Jack was raised in Lindsay, Okla. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree and later a Master’s from Oklahoma University. He was a distinguished military graduate from the ROTC there and a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. He served for three years proceeding through the ranks to Brigadier General. He fought for our country during the Vietnam Conflict and his other assignments included tours in Europe, the Pentagon, and numerous posts throughout the United States.  His last assignment was as Commander and Chief of Army Military Police throughout the entire U.S. Army. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Army Distinguished Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit. After retirement from the Army, he moved with his family to Oak Ridge and worked at Y-12 for five years. In his later years, he enjoyed helping his beloved wife, Jackie, as she fought many serious health issues. For 15 years he worked tirelessly with SARG (Shelter Animal Rescue Group) of Oak Ridge, serving as president. Jack also enjoyed being a member of Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard, performing honors for those who had served the country also. 

He was preceded in death by wife of 57 years, Jackie Shaul Archer, parents, Benjamin Harrison and Ada Lee Archer, and sisters, Geary Faye Sanford, Frances Maye White, and Georgia Raye Archer.

Survivors include daughters, Jill Archer Smith and husband Rem, and Jamie Archer and partner Ben, son, Jack Archer and partner Pam, granddaughter, Kelsey Smith, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, Jack requested memorial donations be made to SARG, 124 Newell Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Weatherford Mortuary. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Granddaughter Kelsey Smith delivering the eulogy. Family and friends will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Lyons View Pike for interment and full military honors. An online guestbook is available at 

I was honored to command the 212th from May-Nov 67. I had a chance to get to know Jack and he was so proud of having served withthe 2 12Th (as I was).

While Jack advanced to the rank of General, his greatest tour of duty was with the 212th.

Please keep Jack and his family in your prayers.

Jim Riley

Freeman Harwell, 981st 68-69

Freeman “Bud” Harwell
Bud of Phoenix AZ passed away on December 8, 2014. Bud was born December 28, 1947 in Pulaski, TN. He served his country in the US Army during Vietnam as a Sentry Dog Handler. Bud will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his Wife Denise, Sons Bradley (Tina), Barry, Jeffrey, Travis (Aimee) and brothers Clifford (Tammy) and Danny Joe. Also sister Betty. He had three Granddaughters Ashley, Katelyn and Carley. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeye Fan and was Known as “The Big Buckeye” Bud loved his family, poker and His Puppies and Ohio State Football. He was a Machinist by trade and worked at Garrette. He will always be the Great Buckeye in the sky. Guestbook: