- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Kommandeur I./Grenadier-Regiment 480
- Awarded on:
- January 18th, 1944
On 12.11.1943 the Soviets attacked the boundary between the Grenadier-Regiment 460 and the neighbouring division on the left, successfully breaking through. This resulted in the regiment being outflanked from the left. The regiment, under the temporary command of Major Strohm, defended the old positions for three days. Finally on 15.11.1943 the regimental command post was pulled back. Strohm and a small rearguard covered the withdrawal, finally pulling out of the enemy grip the following day. By this action they were able to save the regimental staff from the enemy, and in recognition of his efforts during this hard fighting Strohm was awarded the Knight's Cross.