- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Captain)
- Führer I. / Grenadier-Regiment 409
- Awarded on:
- June 2nd, 1943
On the night of 24-25.05.1943, near Ssemkina Goruschka, Hauptmann Neitzel launched a counterthrust against enemy forces who had penetrated into the neighbouring sector. He managed to clear up this dangerous threat to his flank successfully, and at the cost of only 4 wounded soldiers no less. For this remarkable achievement, and the bravery he demonstrated during the battle, he would be decorated with the Knight’s Cross.