- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
- Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 1222
- Awarded on:
- April 5th, 1945
Oberstleutnant Richter and his regiment particularly distinguished themselves during the battles of the 180. Infanterie-Division along the Lower Rhine, specifically in the fighting around Xanthen and Kleve. The overall accomplishment of both Richter’s regiment and the Division as a whole was the holding of the Wesel bridgehead, which was only abandoned on 08.03.1945.