This is an OFFICER CANDIDATE for the Heer (Army) in a Panzergrenadier Unit before the Battle of Stalingrad. He has won or earned the Iron Cross (1st and 2nd Class), Infantry Assult Badge in Silver, Armor Assult badge in Bronze, a ribbon (MIGHT be the for the Russin Front), and lastly Wound Badge in Black or Silver. Information found in Panzergranadiers in Action from Squadron/Signal Publications... Page 30. Also the likeness was drawen for the Cover of the book.