Award citations

From World War I to today, over 15,000 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 large majority of the individual award citations of 16th Infantrymen from World War I to the present day. 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

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

Distinguished Service Cross

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

Silver Star

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

Soldier’s Medal

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

Bronze Star Medal

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


Purple Heart

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


Army Commendation Medal

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


Army Good Conduct Medal

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