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    Peter U found this for me (tks Peter!). A complete grouping for Rudolf Kick, including his Soldbuch and ID disc and his wife's ID (Kennkarte). His original Wehrpass was lost in North Afrika I imagine, so his award documents for his bronze infantry assault, black wound badge, and EKII and EKI were likely lost with that. He has a replacement Wehrpass and the award documents he received after North Afrika, which are his Afrika cuff title and wound badge in silver. Peter is helping me with the translations and what it all means, but Rudolf was promoted about six times and won the EKII and EKI at the same time, on June 30, 1942, 10 days after the fall of Tobruk, so these awards were for the Tobruk action. I believe he was wounded at El Alamein.
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    Soldbuch.........:
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    Wehrpass and Kennkarte:
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    Very interesting grouping!
    Thanks for showing.

    btw: Rudolf Kick was allowed to wear the "Afrikakorps" cuff title and was awarded the "Afrika" cuff title. He also was awarded the Panzerkampfabzeichen (tank assault badge) after his unit (MG battalion 8) became part of the Panzer Grenadier Regiment 104.

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    Thanks Amberg. Peter is helping me sort through it. Seems MG Batt. 8 figured prominently in Tobruk and suffered heavy losses.
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    Great grouping Hambone,thanks for posting it up.

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    Awesome! Thanks...

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    Thanks guys. Peter is going to tell us what it all means. He has a way of taking a Soldbuch and making it come to life a bit.
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    Smoking.... Can't wait for the Peter report!

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    It will be something for in the weekend.

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