- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Captain)
- Chef, 14. Kompanie, Grenadier-Regiment 253, 34. Infanterie-Division, Heer
- Awarded on:
- October 12th, 1943
While commanding 14. Kompanie, Grenadier-Regiment 253, Hauptmann Augustin defended a bridge over the Dnepr river together with two assault guns of 3. Kompanie, Panzerjäger-Abteilung 34. His action avoided the destruction of four Wehrmacht divisions. His commanding officer, Oberst Ferdinand Hippel, Kommandeur 34. Infanterie-Division, was awarded the Ritterkreuz for the same action.