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Article about: Just received my signed picture of Lt Gunter Halm of the DAK. Recipient of the RK during the Africa campaign. Lt Halm was 19 y/o when he received this awar when he was a Grenadier and Richts

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    Just received my signed picture of Lt Gunter Halm of the DAK. Recipient of the RK during the Africa campaign. Lt Halm was 19 y/o when he received this awar when he was a Grenadier and Richtschütze in the Pakzug Stabskompanie Panzergrenadier-Regiment 104 / Deutsches Afrika-Korps attached to the 21st Panzer Division.

    Lt Halm is 91 years old now but he's still in good health, enjoying his old days in Bad Munder (Germany).
    Take your time to look up surviving RK recipients and write them a letter...soon they all will be gone.

    Kurland
    Last edited by Kurlandkessel; 02-13-2014 at 03:29 PM.

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    How does one find the address of RK survivors.

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    I was lucky to find Lt Halm. There is a list available online with the names of all RK recipients. It also shows if they are still alive or not. I picked Lt Halm because somewhere it showed his last place of residence.
    I looked him up in the German phonebook and guess what? Found his address and phone number.

    I wrote him a letter (in German) and 3 weeks later I got his signed pic in my mailbox.

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    We have a number of threads running on photos of RKT both wartime and post war which give advice on the contacting if those RKT who are still alive, Gunter is the Vorsitzender of the OdR whom i have met on a number of occasions and is a truly very nice guy !!
    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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    Die Ritterkreuztrger der Waffen-SS

    Here's the link to all hte RK recipients. it's all written in German...

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    I'm currently writing a letter to Joachim Boosfeld, SS-Hauptsturmführer. I will update this post as soon as I get a reply from him.

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    As far as i am aware Boosfeld will not reply !!
    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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    Ok, thx for the heads-up. Do you know why? I know he was a member of the Bundeswehr after the war...one of the few SS angehorigen that joined the army again after the war.

    I'm gonna try anyway and we'll see.

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    He was never one of the best at answering queries but i guess at 92 years of age he just wants to be left in peace !!
    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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