- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
- Pionier Zugführer Stabskompanie / Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3
- Awarded on:
- June 9th, 1944
Awarded for his repeated successes across all the major theatres of the war, especially as an assault expert in the fighting around Cassino. During this time, on 21.03.1944, he led a counterattack during a crisis-laden time that helped to stabilize the German frontline. On the way back however he died while in the process of assisting one of his heavily wounded comrades.