- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Stabsfeldwebel (Sergeant Major)
- Zugführer 2. / Panzer-Abteilung 116 / 16. Panzergrenadier-Division / 1.Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe Süd
- Awarded on:
- August 14th, 1943
On 18.07.1943 Schulze led his Panzer platoon in a daring attack on a key hill held by the Soviets. Despite being wounded in the neck he continued to lead at the point of the assault, where upon reaching the hilltop they flushed the enemy troops out of their bunkers with machine pistols and hand grenades. This enabled the friendly German infantry to move in and seize this position, which was vital for containing the major enemy break-in attempt along the Mius. For this action Schulze would receive the Knight's Cross.
Submitted on August 10th 1943.
Preliminary document on August 19th 1943 to Heeresgruppe Süd.