- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberfeldwebel der Reserve (Warrant Officer of Reserves)
- Führer 6. / Grenadier-Regiment 24 / 21.Infanterie-Division
- Awarded on:
- March 28th, 1945
Awarded for distinguishing himself while his Division fought to guard the entrance to Heiligenbeil in March 1945. Here he and his 6. Kompanie significantly contributed to ensuring that no breakthrough occurred in the Division’s sector. Instead the Division was able to successfully occupy a new blocking position at Hanswalde.