- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
- Pionierzugführer 10. / Schützen-Regiment 25
- Awarded on:
- August 21st, 1941
Awarded for his actions on the 29.07.1941 against strong enemy forces that had broken through the boundary between the I. & II./Schützen-Regiment 25 in the Wopj sector. Leading his Pionierzug into battle, he eliminated part of the enemy force during an energetically led counterthrust with close-combat weapons and hand grenades. Another part were taken prisoner. The end result of this action was that the danger that his Bataillon would be outflanked and rolled up by the enemy was averted. Herzer would be recognized appropriately for this feat.