A Preliminary Knight's Cross Award Document to Theodor Hopf
A Preliminary Knight's Cross Award Document to Theodor Hopf; Award Document for the Knight’s Cross September 1941, Award Document for the Close Combat Clasp 1st Grade, Photograph with KC: 87 x 137 mm. Footnote: Hopf was born in 1918 and attended military academy, holding the junior rank of Officer Cadet or Candidate in 1936. In 1938 he achieved the rank of Leutnant, and in 1940 the rank of Oberleutnant. He was an Oberleutnant when he earned the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross on the 21st of September 1941. He was serving as Company Commander in the 170th Infantry Regiment serving in the East. In 1942 he was promoted to Hauptman, and was awarded the German Cross in Gold on October 16th. On the 5th of June, 1943, he was awarded the Close Combat Clasp in Bronze for 16 days of close quarters combat, while serving as Hauptmann in the 170th Grenadier Regiment. In 1944 he was promoted to Major. Theodor died in 2008.