Award Citations


During the course of World War II, over 10,000 military decorations were awarded to men of the U.S. 16th Infantry Regiment for military valor. From the links below you will find an alphabetical index of recipients of these awards and decorations. All recipients in the database are verified by source material such as official award citations, narratives and/or synopses from individuals or records from the National Archives. Although incomplete, the records contain data of a majority of the individual award citations of 16th Infantrymen during World War II, including each person’s army serial number. Absence of a name for a particular medal does not mean someone did not receive it, only that we have not yet verified that award.

Medal of Honor

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The Medal of Honor is the United States’ highest decoration for military valor.

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Distinguished Service Cross

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The Distinguished Service Cross is the nation’s second highest award for military valor.

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Silver Star

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The Silver Star, officially the Silver Star Medal, is the third-highest military decoration for valor.

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Legion of Merit

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Awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services.

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Soldier’s Medal

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The Soldier’s Medal is awarded for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy.

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Bronze Star

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The Bronze Star Medal is awarded for heroic or meritorious achievement or service.

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Purple Heart

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The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded to those wounded or killed.

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Army Commendation Ribbon

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The Commendation Ribbon is presented for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service.

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Army Good Conduct Medal

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Awarded for exemplary conduct, efficiency, and fidelity in active military service.

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