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Erich Samenfeld

Erich Samenfeld

These are my father's service insignias from World War II:
Top center; Service Stripe, 1 enlistment. Left side; Driver/Mechanic qualification badge (Driver W is for wheeled vehichles), underneath this is his Unit Crest which I have placed over his Overseas bars/18 months. On the right side both medals are the same. They are for Rifle Sharpshooter, Second highest qualification.
Note: I have been informed that the black-white-red ribbon belongs to the Iron Cross of my grandfather Karl Pfifferling which is shown on the next page, left side
It has to be put into the ring on the Iron Cross. It was put with the cross through a buttonhole at the uniform, nearly in the middle of the button line. The cross was only worn when having the medal parade. On the normal uniform there was only the ribbon in that hole and a small black-white-red stripe above the left breast pocket.