- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Führer Grenadier-Regiment 186 / 73.Infanterie-Division
- Awarded on:
- October 23rd, 1944
Ziegler's regiment participated in the final battle for Sevastopol in May 1944. On 7/5/1944, during the general Soviet attack against the German V. Armeekorps, his regiment stood firm in its defensive positions on windmill hill, even after it had been surrounded. Ziegler and his men were able to hold their ground successfully until relieved by Kampfgruppen Marienfeld and Faulhaber on the morning of the next day.