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Danish SS-Sturmmann Svend Arne Larsen (born in 1921) served in SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 24 Danmark and Norwegian SS-Untersturmführer Johan Petter Balstad (1924 – 1985), served in SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 23 Norge of 11.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division Nordland. Larsen was awarded the Infantry Assault Badge (Infanterie Sturmabzeichen) and the Wound Badge in Silver. As an active veteran he received the Veterans decorations Ulrichsberg Ehrenzeichen in Gold and in 1999 a medal from the Estonian Association of Freedom Fighters. Larsen is still alive in 2011. Balstad wears the Iron Cross First Class, the Wound Badge in Silver and no less than three Single-Handed Tank Destruction Badges on his right arm (Sonderabzeichen für das Niederkämpfen von Panzerkampfwagen durch Einzelkämpfer). Source: Panzer-archiv. Fair use.