- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Captain)
- Kommandeur I. / Grenadier-Regiment 176 / 61. Infanterie-Division / III. SS-Panzer-Korps
- Awarded on:
- February 28th, 1945
On the 19.01.1945 the 61. Infanterie-Division was forced to fall back to the Angerapp position. On the 22.01.1945 Kempas and his Bataillon found themselves cut off from their parent division, which had been pushed to the south. With his men Hauptmann Kempas fought through strong Soviet forces and reached friendly lines intact. For this act he would be decorated with the Oakleaves.