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|Born||18 January 1885|
|Died||8 June 1970 (aged 85)|
|Allegiance|| Austria-Hungary (to 1918)|
Austria (to 1938)
|Years of service||1907–45|
|Rank||General der Gebirgstruppe|
|Commands held||2nd Mountain Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Feurstein joined the Austro-Hungarian Army in 1907, he served in World War I and in the Austrian Bundesheer in the 1930s. He was commander of 3rd Division (stationed in St. Pölten). After the Anschluss and the incorporation of the Bundesheer into it, Feurstein served as a general in the Wehrmacht.
He commanded the 2nd Mountain Division during Fall Weiss and during the Norwegian Campaign. In 1941 he was promoted to full general of mountain troops (Gen.d.Geb.Tr.). He also served on the Italian front in 1943.
Feurstein was city commander of Bregenz in 1945 and tried to declare Bregenz a non-combat zone.
Valentin Feurstein died on 8 June 1970.
Awards and decorationsEdit
| Commander of 2. Gebirgs-Division
1 March 1938 – 4 March 1941
Generalleutnant Ernst Schlemmer