The Captain is Australian and works as an Operations Manager Full time. He is an avid gamer and contributor to the 116th Panzer Division. The Captain has produced content ranging from interviews with fellow members, wargame reviews, and even a cooking show.
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Here is the story behind Captain Rufus'es various Avatars
I was updating my avatar and I found the perfect one, and then I found the page that the image I wanted to use was hosted on, and it turned out to be from Wikipedia. I started reading and I found the story behind the man I am using as my avatar to be very interesting. I thought to myself how many of us would have similar avatars that depict either a movie or a real life person etc. or maybe it just meant something to you in another way. Well now its time to post up the story behind your avatar, why you chose it and what the image itself is all about.
I first started using my usual avatar which is me sitting at my desk dressed as a Clone Trooper. Ive used that as my avatar for many years now, I always liked it because it was something I had made myself and it was me not a picture of anyone else.
But I was looking at everyone else within the 116th community and I really enjoyed the historical and particularly Whermacht orientated focus that everyones avatars were taking. It made the community seem so much more unique. So i decided to change mine also.
Searched up Captains in the Whermacht during WW2 and found my current one within the first page of the search.
He is Günther Viezenz (born 1 February 1921 in Silesia) was a highly decorated German Hauptmann (Captain) in the Wehrmacht during WW2.
Viezenz is the record-holder of the Tank Destruction Badge. He single handedly destroyed 21 enemy tanks with hand held explosives such as a panzerfaust, satchel charge, teller mines or hand grenades. He was awarded four Tank Destruction Badges in Gold and one in Silver (obviously the photo was before he got all of those). He received Ritterkreuz (Knight's cross) on 7 January 1944.
After World War II Viezenz joined the Bundeswehr on April 1, 1956 and retired as Oberst (Colonel) on March 30, 1980. He died in Cologne in 1999.