US Mexican Border Service Medal Roll

The Roll

US Mexican Border Service Medal

The Mexican Border Service Medal was authorized by Congress in July 1918 to recognize the service of National Guard troops federalized for service against Mexico, but who did not qualify for the Mexican Service Medal. Troops were eligible for service between 9 May 1916 and 24 March 1917, and for service with the Mexican Border Patrol between 1 January 1916 and 6 April 1917. About 34,000 of the 41,000 medals issued can be traced to their recipients through Army issue records.