Thank you VERY much Andy for the information.
I appreciate your time and consideration to provide this much detail. It will help me tremendously as I continue to put pieces of my family history together.
I am going to look into Heinrich Funk to see if in fact he is part of our family. I would imagine with this amount of decoration, there would be some news stories about him at the very least from his home town.
Thank you again for your sharing your time and knowledge!