- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
- Zugführer, Nachrichtenzug, Artillerie-Regiment 240, 170. Infanterie-Division, Heer
- Awarded on:
- February 29th, 1944
Awarded for defeating a Soviet breakthrough attempt as part of Kampfgruppe Griesbach. On 26.01.1945 a group of Soviet infantry managed to occupy the road near Pishma but were driven off by Oberleutnant Simons, who commanded a force of only 13 men and a captured cannon. Despite their tiny size they managed to clear the road of the enemy.