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Robert B. Pierce

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Born 1890,  California
Died January 16, 1919
Service Branch Army
Rank Private
Rating or Job  
Unit 32nd INF Regt, 16th DIV
Campaign World War I
Military Citations  
Notes 1647104
Served: Jul 23 1918 - Jan 16 1919
Burial: Chico Cemetery, Section 26, Lot 1103, Space 1

The 16th DIV was an American infantry division in World War I. It was the second formation of that name raised in the United States, the first being renamed to 37th DIV in 1917.

The 16th DIV was organized in 1918 as a regular army and national army division for World War I, and was commanded by MG David C. Shanks, with Stephen J. Chamberlin as 16th DIV Chief of Staff. The Armistice occurred before the 16th DIV departed for France; under the command of Guy Carleton, it was briefly considered for inclusion in American Expeditionary Force Siberia, but that conflict also ended before the 16th DIV could embark. It did not go overseas and demobilized in March 1919 at Camp Kearny, California.

Because the 16th DIV was in existence for such a brief period, it never designed or adopted a shoulder sleeve insignia or distinctive unit insignia.
Sources Bill Edmiston