Wriedt, Walter

Date of birth:
November 10th, 1911 (Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
June 7th, 1997
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
13. Kompanie, IV. Bataillon, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 138, 3. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 18th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
13. / Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 138 / 3. Gebirgs-Division
Awarded on:
January 26th, 1943
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer 13. / Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 138 / 3. Gebirgs-Division
Awarded on:
October 25th, 1943
Action:
His Knight's Cross related actions were reported in the Trier press on 01.12.1943...

"In June 1943, in the southern sector of the Eastern Front, Oberfeldwebel Wriedt took over the leadership of a Styrian Gebirgs-Jäger-Kompanie after the fall of his company commander. On his own initiative he stormed forward with his comrades. The Gebirgsjäger followed the brave Oberfeldwebel, eliminating the enemy in close combat, and even when the ammunition ran out hung onto the height they had taken until reinforcements arrived. On 05.08.1943 Oberfeldwebel Wriedt was wounded by a shrapnel shot on the right arm and came to the hospital in Trier."
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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