Meritorious Unit Commendation


The Meritorious Unit Commendation (previously called the Meritorious Service Unit Plaque) is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services for at least 6 continuous months during the period of military operations against an armed enemy occurring on or after 1 January 1944. Service in a combat zone is not required, but must be directly related to the combat effort. The unit must display such outstanding devotion and superior performance of exceptionally difficult tasks as to set it apart and above other units with similar missions. The degree of achievement required is the same as that which would warrant award of the Legion of Merit to an individual. Only on rare occasions will a unit larger than a battalion qualify for award of this decoration. For services performed during World War II, awards will be made only to service units and only for services performed between 1 January 1944 and 15 September 1946.

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  • Organization: U.S. Army, Service Company, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division
  • Place and date: Normandy, France, 6 Jun-6 Aug 1944
  • G.O. No.: HQ, 1st Infantry Division, General Orders No. 116 (1945)

Under the provisions of War Department Circular 345, 23 August 1944, the Meritorious Service Unit Plaque is awarded to the following units for superior performance of duty in the accomplishment of exceptionally difficult tasks during the periods indicated:

Service Company, 16th Infantry, from 6 June 1944 to 6 August 1944.


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  • Organization: U.S. Army, Medical Detachment, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division
  • Place and date: Normandy, France, 6 Jun-6 Aug 1944
  • G.O. No.: HQ, 1st Infantry Division, General Orders No. 116 (1945)

Under the provisions of War Department Circular 345, 23 August 1944, the Meritorious Service Unit Plaque is awarded to the following units for superior performance of duty in the accomplishment of exceptionally difficult tasks during the periods indicated:

Medical Detachment, 16th Infantry, from 6 June 1944 to 6 August 1944.

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