|Born||8 December 1918|
|Died||13 May 2006(aged 87)|
|Place of birth||Munich|
|Place of death||Munich|
Nazi Germany (to 1945)|
|Years of service||
|Commands held||I./Grenadier-Regiment 62|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Eduard Brunner (8 December 1918 – 13 May 2006) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberstleutnant in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Eduard Brunner joined the Bundeswehr in 1960 and retired in 1975 as an Oberstleutnant.
Awards and decorationsEdit
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (29 November 1939)
- 1st Class (22 July 1940)
- Wound Badge
- in Black (22 January 1942)
- in Silver (8 November 1944)
- Eastern Front Medal (1 August 1942)
- Infantry Assault Badge (7 October 1940)
- Close Combat Clasp
- in Bronze (3 February 1944)
- German Cross in Gold (24 March 1943)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
- Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.