Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (4 June 1867 – 27 January 1951) was the military leader of the Whites in the Finnish Civil War, Commander-in-Chief of Finland's Defence Forces during World War II, Marshal of Finland, and a Finnish statesman. He was Regent of Finland (1918–1919) and the sixth President of Finland (1944–1946).

Baron Gustaf Mannerheim military leader of Whites in Finnish Civil War, Commander-in-chief of Finland's defence forces during World War II, Marshal of Finland, Finnish statesman and President of Finland

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.

Antti Rannanjärvi & Antti Isotalo. One man's convicted knife fighter is an other man's freedom fighter.

Antti Rannanjärvi - j and Antti Isotalo - Finland. Their crimes are part of Folklore in Finland, with songs written about them

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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