- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Gruppenführer 6. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33 / 4.Panzer-Division / XXXXVI.Panzer-Korps / 9.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
- Awarded on:
- September 16th, 1943
During the fighting for the Orel salient in mid-1943, on the 22.07.1943, the Panzergrenadiers of the 4. Panzer-Division found themselves being pushed back to the east by Soviet forces that were trying to encircle them. A particularly critical situation developed on the far right wing of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33. On his own initiative, Obergefreiter Kunert began appropriate countermeasures. With only a few soldiers from his squad he managed to retake the old German position and thereby greatly assist the German efforts in this battle. For his decisiveness and bravery here he would be awarded the Knight’s Cross.