Patch
Unit Details

Strength
Battalion
 
Type
Military Police Unit
 
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Year
1942 - Present

Description
(SAIGON WARRIORS)


Reports To
Military Police Units
 
Active Reporting Units
 
Inactive Reporting Unit
None
 
438 Members Who Served in This Unit


 

  • Abbott, Shenan, SGT, (1998-2006)
  • Abril, Richard, SSG, (2001-Present)
  • Adams, Dale, SFC, (1975-1997)
  • Adkins, Wesley, SPC, (2004-Present)
  • Adney, Michael, SSG, (1993-2007)
  • Albert, Michael, SFC, (1966-1994)
  • Anderson, Jeffrey, 1LT, (2002-Present)
  • Anderson, Mike, SP 4, (2000-2003)
  • Anstee, Allen, SGT, (2002-2008)
  • Atherton, Ronald, SFC, (1971-2012)
  • Atkinson, Brandy, SP 4, (2003-2008)
  • Austin, Melvin, LTC, (1977-1998)
  • Ayres, Michael, SSG, (1977-1994)
  • Badmaev, Buck-Adam, SP 4, (2000-2005)
  • Baker, Terrence, SGT, (2006-2008)
  • Balsimo, Anthony, SGT, (2000-Present)
  • Banks, Keith, Sgt, (1999-Present)
  • Bare, Brian, SP 4, (1976-1979)
  • Baxter, Ralph, MSG, (1989-2008)
  • Beard, Johnny, SGT, (1969-1973)
  • Bedel, Jeffery, SPC, (1993-1998)
  • Bellamy, Matthew, SSG, (1989-2008)
  • Bending, William, SP 4, (1988-2001)
  • Bianchi, Christopher, SP 4, (2006-Present)
  • Bickford, Scott, SGT, (1994-1999)
  • Binette, Bernard, SGT, (1974-1977)
  • Binker, Danna, SP 4, (1996-2003)
  • Black, Bill, LTC, (1987-2008)
  • Black, Daniel, (1992-2009)
  • Blanar, Daniel, SSG, (2000-2008)
  • Blaylock, Greg, SPC, (1989-1994)
  • Blume, Michael, SGT, (1997-2005)
  • Boiter, George, SP 4, (1970-1972)
  • Bolden, William, LTC, (1987-2008)
  • Boone, Rowle, SGT, (2001-2008)
  • Boutilier, Murray, SP 4, (1965-1967)
  • Bower, Shawn, SPC, (1990-1999)
  • Bozeman, Jacob, 1LT, (2009-2013)
  • Bradford, Derrick, SFC, (1996-Present)
  • Bradley, Arthur F, SP 4, (1962-1964)
 

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Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six continuous months during a period of military operat ... More
Description
Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2012 12 Jan 12 to 1 Dec 12 DA GO 2019-04
2019
OEF-Afghanistan/Transition I (2011-14)
2012: Strategic Agreement
Taliban attacks continued at the same rate as they did in 2011, remaining around 28,000 Taliban "enemy initiated" attacks.

Reformation of the ... More
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2011 - 2014
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six continuous months during a period of military operat ... More
Description
Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2007-2008 29 Oct 07 to 10 Dec 08 DA GO 2013-29
2013
OIF/Iraqi Sovereignty (2009-10)
During 2008 and 2009, all non-U.S. foreign forces withdrew from Iraq. Withdrawal of all non-U.S. forces was complete by 31 July 2009. As of 1 January 2009, the Iraqi government became fully responsibl ... More
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2009 - 2010
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft ... More
Description
Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003 21 Mar 03 to 24 Apr 2003 2008 PO 100-25
2008
OIF/Iraqi Surge (2007-08)
In the context of the Iraq War, the surge refers to United States President George W. Bush's 2007 increase in the number of American troops in order to provide security to Baghdad and Al Anbar Provinc ... More
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2007 - 2008
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six continuous months during a period of military operat ... More
Description
Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003-2004 25 Apr 03 - 2 Feb 04 DA GO 2007-03
2007
OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation I (2001-06)
The United Nations authorized an international force – the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) – with a mandate to help the Afghans maintain security in Kabul and surrounding ar ... More
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2001 - 2006
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six continuous months during a period of military operat ... More
Description
Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2004-2005 **HRC Unit Award listing does not include this award. It is listed on CMH's Lineage and Honors for the 716th though**
2005
OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)
Upon assuming the post of chief executive of the CPA in May 2003, L. Paul Bremer also assumed the title of U.S. Presidential Envoy and Administrator in Iraq. He was frequently called Ambassador by num ... More
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2003 - 2004
OIF/Liberation of Iraq (2003)
The 2003 invasion of Iraq lasted from 19 March to 1 May 2003 and signaled the start of the conflict that later came to be known as the Iraq War, which was dubbed Operation Iraqi Freedom by the United ... More
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2003 - 2003
Southwest Asia Cease-Fire (Iraq)
While several operations occurred in the geographical areas described above between April 12, 1991, and November 30, 1995, including Operation Provide Comfort (June 1, 1992 – November 30, 1995), ... More
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1991 - 1995
Operation Restore Hope (Somalia)
The Operation Restore Hope was an operation of the United States and many of its allied countries in Somalia. The operation was protected by the United Nations. The United States was the leader of thi ... More
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1992 - 1993
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six continuous months during a period of military operat ... More
Description
Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991 28 Oct 90 - 28 Apr 91 DA GO1992-17
1992
Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia
In 1990, fellow Arab Gulf states refused to endorse Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's plan to cut production and raise the price of oil, leaving him frustrated and paranoid. Iraq had incurred a mountain o ... More
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1990 - 1991
Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
The Liberation of Kuwait was the campaign to retake Kuwait from Iraq after the massive air campaign, between 24–28 February 1991. U.S. troops and the Coalition entered to find the Iraqis surrend ... More
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1991 - 1991
Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff ... More
Description
19 Mar 65-15 Mar 66, DAGO 32, 73
1973
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Colors) was authorized to be worn by units individually cited for service in military operations in support of the government of Sout ... More
Description
Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1973 **HRC Unit Award list is wrong on this one, the DA GO listed does not include this unit**
1973
Companies inactivated
(Companies A, B, and C inactivated 29 March 1973 in Vietnam)
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1973
Vietnam War/Cease-Fire Campaign (1972-73)
This campaign was from 30 March 1972 to 28 January 1973. On 30 March 1972 the North Vietnamese Army launched its greatest offensive of the entire war. The enemy deployed the greatest array of troops ... More
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1972 - 1973
Vietnam War/Consolidation II Campaign (1971-72)
This campaign was from 1 December 1971 to 29 March 1972.. The U.S. continued to reduce its ground presence in South Vietnam during late 1971 and early 1972, but American air attacks increased while bo ... More
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1971 - 1972
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six continuous months during a period of military operat ... More
Description
Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968 1 Jan-31 Oct 68, DAGO 51, 71, revoked DAGO 2, 71, which amended DAGO 48, 69
1971
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six continuous months during a period of military operat ... More
Description
Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969 1 Nov 68-31 Oct 69 DAGO 51, 71
1971
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
This campaign was from 1 Jul 1970 to 30 June 1971. Fighting continued in Cambodia during early February before and after South Vietnam began its U.S.-aided drive in Laos, Lam Son 719, the most signifi ... More
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1970 - 1971
Vietnam War/Consolidation I Campaign (1971)
This campaign was from 1 July to 30 November 1971. This period witnessed additional progress in the Vietnamization program which included turning over the ground war to South Vietnam, sustaining the ... More
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1971 - 1971
Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
This campaign was from 1 November 1969 to 30 April 1970. An increase in enemy-initiated attacks, at the highest level since 4-5 September signaled the start of the first phase of the Communist winter ... More
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1969 - 1970
Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
This campaign was from 1 May to 30 June 1970. This campaign was mainly concerned with the Allied incursion into Cambodia, codenamed Operation ROCK CRUSHER. As American withdrawal from South Vietnam pr ... More
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1970 - 1970
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft ... More
Description
Streamer embroidered SAIGON-TET OFFENSIVE 31 Jan-10 Feb 68, DAGO 17, 69
1969
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Colors) was authorized to be worn by units individually cited for service in military operations in support of the government of Sout ... More
Description
7 Apr 65-18 Apr 68, DAGO 31, 69
1969
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
This campaign was from 2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969. In November 1968 the South Vietnam government with American support began a concentrated effort to expand security in the countryside. This ... More
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1968 - 1969
Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
This campaign was from 23 February to 8 June 1969. From Tet 1969 through the month of June, the enemy again tried to sustain an offensive. His inability to do so can be largely attributed to aggressi ... More
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1969 - 1969
Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
This campaign was from 9 June to 31 October 1969. During the summer and fall of 1969, conduct of operations was increasingly turned over to Vietnamese, US troops withdrew in greater numbers amid reaff ... More
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1969 - 1969
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six continuous months during a period of military operat ... More
Description
Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966 Mar-Dec 66, DAGO 17, 68
1968
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
This campaign was from 1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968.The conflict in South Vietnam remains basically unchanged. As Operation JUNCTION CITY ended, elements of the U.S. 1st and 25th Infantry Divisions, ... More
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1967 - 1968
Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
This campaign was from 30 January to 1 April 1968. On 29 January 1968 the Allies began the Tet-lunar new year expecting the usual 36-hour peaceful holiday truce. Because of the threat of a large-scale ... More
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1968 - 1968
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
This campaign was from 2 April to 30 June 1968. During this period friendly forces conducted a number of battalion-size attritional operations against the enemy.

Operations PEGASUS-Lam ... More
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1968 - 1968
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
This campaign was from 1 July to 1 November 1968. During this period a country-wide effort was begun to restore government control of territory lost to the enemy since the Tet offensive. The enemy att ... More
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1968 - 1968
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
This campaign was from 1 July 1966 to 31 May 1967. United States operations after 1 July 1966 were a continuation of the earlier counteroffensive campaign. Recognizing the interdependence of political ... More
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1966 - 1967
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
This campaign was from 25 December 1965 to 30 June 1966. United States operations after 1 July 1966 were a continuation of the earlier counteroffensive campaign. Recognizing the interdependence of pol ... More
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1965 - 1966
Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
This campaign was 8 March to 24 December 1965. During this campaign the U.S. objective was to hold off the enemy while gaining time needed to build base camps and logistical facilities. The U.S. also ... More
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1965 - 1965
Allotted
Allotted 27 October 1950 to the Regular Army
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1950
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six continuous months during a period of military operat ... More
Description
Streamer embroidered AMERICAN THEATER 6 Jul 44-27 Jan 45, GO 46, Hqs, ASF 2d Svc Comd, dtd 8 Aug 45
1945
Constituted
Constituted 10 January 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 716th Military Police Battalion
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1942
Activated
Activated 15 January 1942 at Fort Wadsworth, New York
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1942
 
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