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Title: General of Artillery von Kirchbach
Post by: Alan65 on 16 September 2012, 17:00:10
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8437/7746718876_8a728f3ffd.jpg)
Pictured here is Hans von Kirchbach who finished his 52 year career at the end of WWI.
He was a General of Artillery for Saxony's XII Reserve Corps in the German Third Army at the Battle of the Marne and served on the eastern front at wars end.  http://home.comcast.net/~jcviser/aok/kirchbach_h.htm (http://home.comcast.net/~jcviser/aok/kirchbach_h.htm)

I'm sure someone here can tell me what the ribbon in his button hole is awarded for.  He was awarded the Pour le Merite in 1918, too.


Title: Re: General of Artillery von Kirchbach
Post by: MontyB on 18 September 2012, 23:44:08
Isn't that a wound badge?


Title: Re: General of Artillery von Kirchbach
Post by: Alan65 on 19 September 2012, 00:16:16
Isn't that a wound badge?


I am wholly unfamiliar with military awards and there is sparse information on the web about him.  If you tell me it is, I'll believe you!


Title: Re: General of Artillery von Kirchbach
Post by: MontyB on 19 September 2012, 01:19:18
I will wait and see what others have to say but I have always refereed to them as wound stripes.