- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Kommandeur II. / Infanterie-Regiment 32
- Awarded on:
- September 25th, 1942
At the end of the first week of September Walter's division began an attack north towards Gaitolovo with the aim of linking up with the 121. Infanterie-Division, which would cut off a Soviet penetration. A corridor was forced and the linkup achieved on 24.09.1942. Walter's battalion, being at the forefront of this advance, played a major role in this success and he was consequently awarded the Knight's Cross.