- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
- Kommandeur Panzer-Regiment 15 / 11.Panzer Division / XXXXVII. Panzer-Korps / 8.Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
- Awarded on:
- February 12th, 1944
Awarded for his leadership of the Panzer-Regiment von Lauchert, comprising the first two German Panther battalions, during Operation Citadel as well as additional achievements commanding armoured units later in 1943. On the 01.08.1943 Lauchert took over control of the Panzer-Regiment 15 (11. Panzer-Division) and with this unit distinguished himself in the defensive battles at Dnepropetrovsk, Krivoi Rog and Kirovograd. A particularly noteworthy achievement took place on the 22.11.1943, when his Regiment destroyed 41 enemy tanks near Alexandrija. The following day this village and the crossing over the Ingulez here was recaptured.
Submitted on February 3rd 1944.