- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
- Führer I. / Panzer-Regiment 35 / 4.Panzer-Division / 18.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
- Awarded on:
- October 22nd, 1944
Awarded for the successes of his Abteilung during the fighting of the 4. Panzer-Division in August-September 1944. It particularly distinguished itself on the 19.08.1944, when the Regiment destroyed 27 tanks, 2 assault guns and 7 anti-tank guns of the enemy without friendly armour losses. Two days later it engaged a strong enemy tank force north of Levalaisi and destroyed 7 of 15 Soviet IS-2 tanks. Later, on the 27.08.1944, the Abteilung captured the villages of Pukes and Pluki as part of Kampfgruppe Hoffmann.
In total the Abteilung destroyed a total of 237 Soviet AFVs and 204 anti-tank guns/artillery pieces in August. In September it would go on to destroy another 28 AFVs and 131 anti-tank guns/artillery pieces. Grohe and his Abteilung had a major share in these successes.
Submitted on October 17th 1944.
Preliminary document and decoration on October 30th 1944 to AOK 18.