16th Infantry Regiment — 1st Infantry Division

16th Infantry Regiment — 1st Infantry Division (HM1O9O)

Location: Fort Riley, KS 66442 Geary County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 3.804', W 96° 46.939'

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On 14 July 1965, the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry arrived at Vung Tau, Vietnam, aboard the U.S.N.S Gordon. Three months later, on 10 October 1965, the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry arrived at Vung Tau aboard the U.S.N.S Mann. During their service in Vietnam, the two battalions participated in 11 campaigns, over 30 major named operations, and innumerable patrols, ambushes, and smaller missions and operations as part of the 1st Infantry Division. The men of these two battalions earned 14 campaign streamers, 3 Republic of Vietnam service streamers, a valorous unit citation, 2 Medals of Honor, 10 Distinguished Service Crosses, and hundreds of Silver Star and Bronze Star medals. Both battalions departed Vietnam in April 1970 and were reorganized at Fort Riley, Kansas, and in Germany to assume their new NATO mission in the defense of Europe as part of the 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized).

Dedicated by the 16th Infantry Regiment Association on the 50th Anniversary of the arrival of the lead element of the 16th Infantry Regiment at Vung Tau, Vietnam
HM NumberHM1O9O
Year Placed2015
Placed ByThe 16th Infantry Regiment Association
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Date Added Sunday, September 27th, 2015 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 691871 N 4326152
Decimal Degrees39.06340000, -96.78231667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 3.804', W 96° 46.939'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 3' 48.24" N, 96° 46' 56.34" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Sheridan Ave, Fort Riley KS 66442, US
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