Gregor Strasser WWI career

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Gregor Strasser WWI career

Post by Al Carter » 13 Aug 2002 16:57

Does anyone have some biographical information on Gregor Strassers WWI career?


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Post by Durand » 08 Sep 2002 22:25

Hallo,

Gregor Strasser joined the First Bavarian Foot Artillery Regiment on August 8, 1914. He saw action at the front and participated in the fighting at Vimy, Lens, Verdun, Lys, and the Somme. Strasser was a Corporal in May 1915, was promoted to junior officer in September 1915 and was promoted to Lieutenant of the Reserve in January 1916. Strasser received the Iron Cross, Second Class, in May 1917; the Bavarian Military Service Cross, Fourth Class with Swords in October 1917; and the Iron Cross, First Class, in August 1918. He received several wounds in the course of his service. Strasser mustered out of the army at Landshut in December 1918.

During the spring of 1919, Strasser joined the Freikorps unit commanded by Ritter von Epp. He became a company commander and took part in the fighting against the Munich Soviet in April/May 1919. After the Freikorps was outlawed in the wake of the Kapp Putsch during the spring of 1920, Strasser joined the Verban nationalgesinnter Soldaten (VnS). The VnS was organized by Captain Hermann Ehrhardt and Major Franz von Stephani. Strasser became the leader of the Landshut branch of the VnS and there he built a force of approximately 950 men. He and his men left the VnS at the end of 1920 and joined the Einwohnerwehr (EW). The EW disbanded during the summer of 1921. There is some confusion as to dates when Strasser joined the NSDAP and the SA, but he is believed to have done so in 1922.

Hope this helps.

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Post by Al Carter » 09 Sep 2002 00:01

Thank you for the information, Durand, just what I was looking for.


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