Lauri Allan Törni (28 May 1919 – 18 October 1965), later known as Larry Thorne, was a Finnish Army captain who led an infantry company in the Finnish Winter and Continuation Wars and moved to the United States after World War II. He fought under three flags: Finnish, German (when he fought the Soviets in World War II), and American (where he was known as Larry Thorne) when he served in U.S. Army Special Forces in the Vietnam War. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauri_Törni

Lauri Allan Törni May 1919 – 18 October Soldier of three armies, Finnish war, Worldwar Green beret photo.

Attitude - Lauri Törni alias Larry Thorne

Attitude - Lauri Törni alias Larry Thorne

SS-Untersturmführer Lauri Törni a.k.a. Larry Thorne. 1941

SS-Untersturmführer Lauri Törni a. pin by Paolo Marzioli

Aaro Pajari (17 July 1897 – 14 October 1949) The first Mannerheim Cross (2nd class) was awarded to him on September 14, 1941, for his decisive role in breakthrough battle at Karelian Isthmus, and the second one on October 16, 1944, mainly for operations at Tornio.

Aaro Pajari July 1897 – 14 October The first Mannerheim Cross class) was awarded to him on September for his decisive role in breakthrough battle at Karelian Isthmus, and the second one on October mainly for operations at Tornio.

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