- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
- Grenadier-Regiment 53, 14. Infanterie-Division, Heer
- Awarded on:
- April 6th, 1944
Received the Knight's Cross for successful defensive actions on 3/2/1944. On this day, despite suffering head and shoulder wounds and having his unit isolated, he and his platoon successfully defended against a number of Soviet assaults for 12 hours before being relieved. By doing so he and his men were able to prevent a collapse of the frontline in his sector.