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    Fernspäher der Bundeswehr German Army recon troops LRRP

    WWII. German Army

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    Karl Radermacher (born 1922) was conscripted into the German Army in 1942 and quickly built a reputation as a valiant combat leader. Winning the Iron Cross 2nd class, he went on to complete other heroic deeds and become the recipient of the Knight's Cross and the rare and much sought after Close Combat Clasp in Gold, awarded to him by Himmler personally when he was promoted to lieutenant.Postwar, he worked as a grocer and a bank employee and retired in 1987.

    German troops - Summer 1941

    German soldier

    German troops trying to keep warm, via Flickr.

    German soldiers

    German soldier with mp 40