The awarding of the DKiG is still unclear. Several sources give different data. According to the older source of Veit Scherzer the award data was set on xx.xx.1945, F. Berger gives 26th March 1945 and the 4th edition of Dörr gives 6th March 1945. Several other sources state this last date. The 2001 edition of Patzwall/Scherzer does not list him.
Awarded for the leadership of his battalion during the bitter offensive and defensive battles of the Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Division 2 “Hermann Göring” between Konradswalde and Wesselhofen, beginning on the 13.03.1945.