- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
- Führer 6. / Grenadier-Regiments 502 / 290.Infanterie-Division
- Awarded on:
- September 10th, 1944
During the fighting around Polosk where the Germans suffered heavy losses, Salz collected the remnants of the scattered men and counterattacked the superior forces of the Soviets. Due to the surprise and their tenacity, Salz's men broke the offensive.