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R.I.P. SS-Pz Rolf Diercks

Article about: I was recently doing some research on Herr Dr. Prof. Rolf Diercks because i have a framed photo of him and realized he had passed away on Feb.16th 2012. I was a little bummed out because I r

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    SS Number 80 149 , EK II 22/9/39 , EKI 30/6/40 ,ISA 1/4/41 , VWA Schwarz 1941 , VWA Silber 12/3/43 .

    An RK could be won for one single action or command period where as a DKiG took several acts of bravery to be awarded , the award process like many other top awards was weird and wonderful !!

    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    thanks for the great post that made a very interesting read.

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    Thanks for additional info,Paul. mauser9,you are welcome, and I am very grateful I paid homage to this fine warrior and his brave deeds against the enemy.Prost!
    R.I.P. Rolf Diercks .

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    Ruhe In Frieden Rolf. It's sad that all these great veterans are gone. Haha December 17th is my best friends birthday, interesting.


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    That's cool, Espiteri! Thanks for the kind words.Looks like you live close to me!

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