- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
- Zugführer 1. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 10 / 9.Panzer-Division / IV.Armee-Korps / 6.Armee / Heeresgruppe Südukraine
- Awarded on:
- June 4th, 1944
Awarded for his victorious combat on 14.03.1944, near Vladimirovka. On this day Wegerer's SPW platoon was ordered to support a friendly German artillery unit that was engaged in infantry combat. En-route however he noticed that strong Soviet forces had captured Hill 84.3, located deep in the rear of his battlegroup. On his own initiative he determined this group to represent a more dangerous threat, and he counterattacked them with his halftracks. He managed to break into the enemy ranks and destroyed them. After pursuing the survivors he then proceeded to fulfill his original mission.