Yes, for Germany, he was a hero, and former German states were known for their "military culture", namely the Prussians:
Military culture in Prussia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prussian_Army
Imperial German Army: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Army_(German_Empire)
Heroes or ennemies, models or villains ? That depends on the sides and interests, which benefit from their "deeds" - and then on their virtues or ideologies.
The regular armed forces, i.e. the "Wehrmacht", was a kind of "state within the state", but, sadly enough, most of their leaders were convinced or endoctrinated Nazi supporters - no, they were not innocent (they knew about the war of extermination against Jews, Slavs, etc., before they started their first military attacks), and the SS or Gestapo were not the only to blame:
"In 1944, the 20 July plot involving a minority of officers received overwhelming disapproval from the Wehrmacht, who rallied for the Nazi regime. The American historian Gerhard Weinberg wrote about the July 20 putsch and the military: "As both sides sent their orders over the teleprinters in Germany's last 'election' as a united country until 1990, most generals chose to support the Hitler regime and to reinforce rather than arrest the police." The July 20 putsch attempt was crushed by Army troops commanded by Major Otto Ernst Remer with no involvement from the SS."
There is no sense in removing or hiding names and memorials of victims, workers, soldiers, heroes or anti-heroes from past crimes, just because they lived or fought for the wrong side or system. We cannot change the past, but try to learn from it and improve our world.
After all, ancient statues, architectural structures, temples, palaces, etc., are still glorifying former tyrants, dynasties, kings, priests, warriors, slaves, pagan deities, cultures, inventions, etc., informing about past civilisations, but very few are really thinking about learning from past "errors".