"Oberstleutnant Gerhard Ziegler… was sent to deal with an enemy penetration northwest of Newel during the middle of January 1944. Despite being deployed in isolation he was nonetheless able to halt the Soviet onslaught with bold counter thrusts of his own. He ultimately managed to hold the enemy at bay here until friendly reinforcements eventually arrived." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on February 12th, 1944 as Oberstleutnant der Reserve of the Grenadier-Regiment 353, 205. Infanterie Division.
Another capable enemy elite,
Brian & Mel