- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
- Chef 12. / Grenadier-regiment 1054 / 85.Infanterie-Division
- Awarded on:
- October 16th, 1944
Vogt's company was involved in the German retreat across France in mid-1944. Shortly after he had received an order to retreat, an Oberst from a Panzer Regiment asked that he hold his positions for two more days until his tanks had been evacuated across the Seine. He held his positions as requested and with his men was also able to destroy two tanks in close combat. But on the second day of fighting he was shot through the elbow and was paralyzed in the arm. That night he and his men also retreated across the Seine and Vogt was transferred to hospital. For his successful stand during this engagement he would shortly thereafter be awarded the Knight's Cross.