CMH Home
CMH 		
      Home
Lineage And Honors Information

Lineage and Honors Information as of 19 April 2010

Department of the Army Emblem

Department of the Army - Lineage and Honors

1st BATTALION, 16th INFANTRY REGIMENT
(SEMPER PARATUS)

 

Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company A, 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry

Organized in September 1861 at Fort Independence, Massachusetts

Reorganized and redesignated 5 December 1866 as Company A, 11th Infantry

Consolidated 6 April 1869 with Company A, 34th Infantry (see ANNEX), and consolidated unit redesignated as Company A, 16th Infantry

(16th Infantry assigned 8 June 1917 to the 1st Expeditionary Division [later redesignated as the 1st Infantry Division])

Reorganized and redesignated 15 February 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battle Group, 16th Infantry, and remained assigned to the 1st Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Relieved 13 March 1959 from assignment to the 1st Infantry Division and assigned to the 8th Infantry Division

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1963 as the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry

Relieved 25 April 1963 from assignment to the 8th Infantry Division and assigned to the 1st Infantry Division

Inactivated 15 May 1991 in Germany

Activated 16 July 1991 at Fort Riley, Kansas

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment

Relieved 16 September 2009 from assignment to the 1st Infantry Division, and assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division

 

ANNEX

Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company A, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry

Organized in April 1864 at Madison Barracks, New York

Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1866 as Company A, 34th Infantry

Consolidated 6 April 1869 with Company A, 11th Infantry, and consolidated unit redesignated as Company A, 16th Infantry

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT


  Civil War
*Peninsula
*Manassas
*Antietam
*Fredericksburg
*Chancellorsville
  Gettysburg
  Wilderness
  Spotsylvania
  Cold Harbor
  Petersburg
*Virginia 1862
  Virginia 1863

  Indian Wars
*Cheyennes
  Utes
  Pine Ridge

  War with Spain
*Santiago

  Philippine Insurrection
*Luzon 1899

  Mexican Expedition
*Mexico 1916-1917

  World War I
*Montdidier-Noyon
*Aisne-Marne
*St. Mihiel
*Meuse-Argonne
*Lorraine 1917
*Lorraine 1918
*Picardy 1918

  World War II
*Algeria-French Morocco
(with arrowhead)
*Tunisia
*Sicily (with arrowhead)
*Normandy (with arrowhead)
*Northern France
*Rhineland
*Ardennes-Alsace
*Central Europe

  Vietnam
*Defense
*Counteroffensive
*Counteroffensive, Phase II
*Counteroffensive, Phase III
*Tet Counteroffensive
*Counteroffensive, Phase IV
*Counteroffensive, Phase V
*Counteroffensive, Phase VI
*Tet 69/Counteroffensive
*Summer-Fall 1969
*Winter-Spring 1970

  War on Terrorism
  Campaigns to be determined

 

DECORATIONS

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered MATEUR, TUNISIA

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SICILY

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NORMANDY

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HURTGEN FOREST

  Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HAMICH, GERMANY

*Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AL ANBAR PROVINCE

*Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2006-2009

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered AISNE-MARNE

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered MEUSE-ARGONNE

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered KASSERINE

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered NORMANDY

*French Medaille Militaire, Fourragere

*Belgian Fourragere 1940

*Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Mons

*Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Eupen-Malmedy

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1968

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969

*Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1970

 Company B additionally entitled to:

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ SEP 2006-AUG 2007

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


Return to Branch Index