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  1. Richard Gruener is a NS era research mystery and I am hoping to discover something of his WWI service in the 5th Inf Rgt. I do not know his rank for this period. Any assistance will be appreciated, and thanks in advance.
  2. Wow, I should have started my stop-watch so I could time you guys. Nothing about his shoe size or favorite liquor? This is a piece of a larger puzzle so I will update the thread as more project data becomes available. Many thanks, beers on me. Best, Mike
  3. I am looking for any information or identification of a man named Oberleutnant Vollmer of infantry regiment Markgraf 7, Brandenberg 60. He won a sword as a shooting prize in 1906. Anything is helpful, and thanks in advance. MJC
  4. I have his WWII file which indicates he was wounded early in the Great War and in French captivity until 1917(?). Very difficult to read. I'll post here over the w/e or send you a copy. In the interim, this is a later picture of Dr. Otto Kurt Konstantin von der Muelbe, apparently dated August 1934.
  5. Hi, I am looking for additional information and hopefully a picture of LtCol Kurt v. Beerfelde. Thanks to Daniel and Stephen, I have the following: Kurt von Beerfelde (1869-1931) In 1914 Major and Adjutant of the 1st Guards Division, in WW1 Cdr of Guards Grenadier Regiment 5 retired as half Colonel. PLM 1918 Awarded PLM as Major, former commanding Officer 5th Garde Grenadier Regiment. Awarded PLM for outstanding leadership and distinguished military planning and successful operations on the western front during the Spring Offensive of 1918. The award was also given in recognition of distinction during the breakthrough of the enemy lines between Gouzeaucourt and Vermand on March 21, 1918. Also Major von Beerfelde displayed distinction in action during the battles of Mericourt and Morcourt March 27-28, 1918, which broke through the British lines as far as Hamel, east of Amiens. On the following day, while leading his troops southeast of Hamel, Major von Beerfelde was severely wounded in the right arm which necessitated his return to Germany to recover. Any help is appreciated, and thanks in advance.
  6. I can't comment on his personal history, but I was at Arlington National Cemetery for a family memorial this past weekend and I know his grave is one of the top 10 most requested locations of the cemetery staff. Rather interesting since so many historical personages reside there. What doesn't sit well with you? Mike
  7. Ahhh, envy is a terribly corrosive thing. Congratulations on yet another stunning bar and identification!
  8. Christophe, Any other candidates for your bar? I am back at NARA tomorrow and can check candidates with later service careers.
  9. No other comments on who might have earned it, or the bar itself? Thanks again.
  10. Hi Matt, Thanks for responding and clarifying the last ribbon. I don't have a reverse image handy, but the item is listed by a reputable dealer who posts here, and it looks OK to my eyes.
  11. Hello, I would like to solicit opinions on this nice little bar. It is not really what I collect, but since China will soon own the world... My question is what type of career might this man have had? Prussian, civil servant, Boxer rebellion but no Centenary medal, no WWI service, but 40 years NSDAP. There are huge gaps in my knowledge base, so can someone help me out? Any comments are appreciated. Thanks.
  12. Gentlemen, Thanks very much for the detailed opinions. As I was primarily interested in the St. Michael, I think I will pass, but if/when the requested images arrive I will post them here for future reference. Again, many thanks.
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