Fort Riley in Geary County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
16th Infantry Regiment — 1st Infantry Division
United States Army
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
Erected 2015 by the 16th Infantry Regiment Association.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, Vietnam • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
Location. 39° 3.804′ N, 96° 46.939′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Arnold Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Sheridan Avenue, Fort Riley KS 66442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Third Armored Field Artillery Battalion (a few steps from this marker); 9th Armored Division (a few steps from this marker); Global War on Terrorism Monument (a few steps from M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage (within shouting distance of this marker); M5 Stuart Light Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Civil War Horses and Mules (within shouting distance of this marker); M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Riley.
Also see . . .
1. 16th Infantry Regiment Association. (Submitted on September 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam. page on the Sons of Liberty Museum site (Submitted on June 17, 2020, by Robert Coalter of Dallas, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.