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Brian R

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  1. Yup. I'm saying (or thinking) that there must have been a number of guys wounded in the fighting of 1918 that were decorated with the EK2 after the war as a result (without any official policy stating they should).
  2. Great information, Dave. I would also think a number of the post war EK2s were related to the wounded, in addition to POWs and internees. I'm sure it wasn't official policy, but I'm of the opinion that a significant amount (if not close to half in WWII) of EKs were awarded in relation to wounds, both "Black" type as well as the "heavy" wounds (that became official policy in WWII), in both world wars. So, just my general belief in the close connection between being wounded and being decorated with an EK2, would have me think that these post war EKs would show similar trends.
  3. GreyC - Thanks for the reply. I'm sorry but I should have mentioned that I am also aware of his unit (or the unit he was in) when he was named in the EB. My goal here was to see if there is any chance he was named in any publication before the war - perhaps he served before WWII but, of course, could have been a civilian called up for war service. I'm also aware of the KTB information. The roll is also available via NARA but it is cost prohibitive to buy the whole thing. I could pay a researcher to comb through, but I am hoping to avoid that if possible (at this time). So, I'm still at the same point as before - I know his rank, unit, award dated (and date of his actions and location) but have nothing more. Once again, I appreciate your reply. Best, Brian
  4. Hi Guys - This is a long shot but I'll give it a go. I'm looking for any information on a Doctor named Horst Wieckert. He was a Regimentsarzt during WWII but I'm guessing he was older than your typical landser and was around in WWI or maybe even just listed in a 1920s or 30s era Rank List. I know nothing of him except that he was married to a woman by the name of Else with a Birkenwerder-Berlin address. He was named in the EB in January 1944. Any chance someone knows of him? Anything?
  5. Very helpful. Thank you. I would guess that Kiel is a reference to where he received the EK, probably after the war.
  6. Thank you, Andreas. This is very helpful. I don't know much about Imperial Marine Infantry units... any idea where 2. Marine-Infanterie-Regiment would have been based out of or who they would have been subordinate to?
  7. Hi Guys - Is there any chance more information can be found about this officer? Someone posted a query on him on the WAF a while back and guys like Paul C were able to confirm that he was a POW in England after the war and that he, at one point, was with 2. Marine-Infanterie-Regiment. His private purchase EK1 is engraved and includes Kiel below his name. The fact that Kiel is included makes me wonder if he was actually on a ship when he earned his EK1 before he was transported to the infantry. Any info or any thoughts? Thanks, B
  8. Definitely a fascinating award document and it's always amazing to see the way you guys can dissect and interpret such pieces when the details are so overlapping.
  9. A Godet and a Wagner & Son - if you are only going to have two these are the right choice!
  10. I'd guess a duplicate or replacement, especially due to the mounting. It really is a great one, especially that it is attributed to family. And, if it was 3rd of January 1939, it surely would be the rarest!
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