- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Captain)
- Kommandeur Heeres Pionier-Bataillon 44 (motorisiert)
- Awarded on:
- March 1st, 1945
Awarded for his actions during the 5th Battle of Courland as part of the 81. Infanterie-Division, stationed SW of Tukkum. Linke and his Pionier-Bataillon succeeded in holding off a force of broken-through enemy long enough for a new defensive line to be constructed. For this he would also be named in the Wehrmachtbericht of 28.02.1945.