|Danish Kam brothers|
ϟϟ-Obersturmführer der Waffen-SS Kam
SS-Obersturmführer Søren Kam from København, Denmark served with 5.SS-Panzer-Division Wiking. Søren Kam survived the breakout from the Korsun-Cherkassy Pocket in February 1944. When battalion commander SS-Hauptsturmführer Martin Kruse was wounded in October 1944 near Wieliszew in East-central Poland, Kam took over the command and held the line and with the surviving men he covered the retreat of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 9 Germania. Following this action Kam was awarded the Knight's Cross. SS-Obersturmführer Søren Kam is still alive in 2011 and regularly attends Waffen-SS veterans meetings. Awards: Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, Close Combat Clasp Silver, Infantry Assault Badge Silver, Iron Cross 1st and 2nd Classes and the Wound Badge Silver. Image: A formal studio portrait of the Kam brothers in the Waffen-SS: Poul, Søren and Erik. They all fought in the ranks of the Wiking Division. Public domain.