11th Armored Cavalry's
Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia
Recipients of the Legion of Merit
a. The Legion of Merit, section 1121, title 10, United States Code (10 USC 1121), was established by Act of Congress 20 July 1942.
b. The Legion of Merit is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States or a friendly foreign nation who has distinguished himself or herself by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.
c. Criteria for members of the Armed Forces of the united States army as follows:
(1) The performance must have been such as to merit recognition of key individuals for service rendered in a clearly exceptional manner. Performance of duties normal to the grade, branch, specialty, or assignment, and experience of an individual is not an adequate basis for this award.
(2) For service not related to actual war, the term "key individuals" applies to a narrower range of positions than in time of war and requires evidence of significant achievement. In peacetime, service should be in the nature of a special requirement or of an extremely difficult duty performed in an unprecedented and clearly exceptional manner. However, justification of the award may accrue by virtue of exceptionally meritorious service in a succession of important positions.
(3) Award will be made without reference to degree.
d. Criteria for member of Armed Forces of foreign nations is in AR 672-7(C).
|UNIT||AWARD||DATE OF ACTION||
|GENERAL ORDER||APPROVAL DATE|
|BAHNSEN, JOHN C||MAJ||AIR CAV TRP||LM||SEPT 1968-SEPT 1969||See Notes|
|BOLAN, ROBERT L.||MSG||HHT, 2/11||LM||9 APR 1970-24 JULY 1970||4515||9/22/1970|
|CREIGHTON, NEAL||LTC||HHT, 3/11||LM||1967-1968||See Notes|
|DOZIER, JAMES L||MAJ||HHT REGT||LM||1968-1969||See Notes|
|FARLEY, ROY W||COL||HHT REGT||LM||8 MAY 1966-5 DEC 1967||See Notes|
|GERRITY, JOHN L||COL||HHT REGT||LM||22 JUNE 1970-5 DEC 1970||See Notes|
|GORDER, CHARLES R||COL||HHT REGT||LM||22 MAR 1968-15 JUL 1968||See Notes|
|HOWELL, MARTIN D||LTC||HHT, 1/11||LM||1966-1967||See Notes|
|KEELER, EDWARD F||MAJ||HHT REGT||LM||JAN 1966- DEC 1966||USARV||7098||12/29/1966|
|LEACH, JAMES H||COL||HHT REGT||LM||6 APR 1969-6 DEC 1969|
|MCENERY, JOHN W||LTC||HHT, 3/11||LM||1968-1969||See Notes|
|PATTON, GEORGE S||COL||HHT REGT||LM||15 JUL 1968-6 APR 1969||See Notes|
|STARRY, DONN A||COL||HHT REGT||LM||6 DEC 1969-22 JUN 1970||See Notes|
|STIGER, RICHARD E *||1SG||L TRP, 3/11||LM||SEP 1964-FEB 1967||USARV||1364||3/27/1967|
|LOM - Legion Of Merit|
|OLC - OAK LEAF CLUSTER|
|* - POSTHUMOUS AWARD|
|Note: Source: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates|
|Last Update: September 28, 2019|
|Compiled By: Allen Hathaway, firstname.lastname@example.org|