Kotz, Richard, born 12-09-1886 in Waldan, Silesia, entered the Army Service as a cadet, age 18, on 15-04-1905, on the Under Officer School in Ettlingen. He was transferred to the 4th Foot Guards Regiment and in the fields with the 8th Company of the 4th. He remained in the new Reichswehr and retired, age 40, on 03-05-1927 from the Army. He reactivated in the Army Service on 01-11-1934 as Bureau Officer with the Military District Command III. At the beginning of World War II he as a Major was leader in the 389th Infantry Regiment to 01-12-1939 and commander of the 389th Infantry Regiment until 26-09-1943, meanwhile an Oberst. Kotz was wounded in hospital from 26-09-1943 until 22-01-1944 and got the command of Weapons School of Army Group C, until 05-05-1945 and landed in US captivity on 08-05-1945 and was released on 06-05-1947.
Death and burial ground of Kotz, Richard.
Richard Kotz lived in Bad Honnef, where he at the age of 73 died on 08-06-1960 and is buried with his wife Else, age 86 in 1981, on the Neuen Friedhof, New Cemetery, of Bad Honnef.