An Heer Soldboch to Scholz; Close Combat Clasp Recipient
An Heer Soldboch to Scholz; Close Combat Clasp Recipient - Otto Scholz Soldbuch; 24 pages; in worn condition, and his regimental dog tag. Footnote: Scholz was born June 23rd, 1920 in Breslau, Silesia, he stood at 167 cm, thin build with grey eyes. he volunteered for service on Novemebr 9th, 1940. On October 1st, 1941 he was promoted to Gefreiter, January 1st 1943 he was promoted to Obergefreiter. April 1st, 1943 he was promoted to Unteroffizier April 22nd, 1943 was wounded for the first time, and September 6th, 1943 wounded again. On July 28th, 1944 he was hospitalized. One note pasted into the hospital section specifies that should he go to a hospital while off duty for Crohn’s disease or stomach pains, to send him as soon as possible to his unit physician for further treatment. One very important addition pasted into his Soldbuch is the record of close combat engagement from June 22nd 1941 until January 13th, 1942. He met the requisite 15 days in close combat, had his record stamped by an officer, and so was the recipient of the highly esteemed Close Combat Clasp in Bronze. The award can be seen in his photograph on his left breast pocket. He earned the clasp while serving in Poland. He also earned an Iron Cross 2nd Class on September 20th, 1941, an Infantry Assault Badge on February 4th and an Eastern Front Medal in July of 1942, and a Wound Badge in Black on September 14th, 1943. His unit was destroyed in June 1944 while attached to Army Group Middle.