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.

Simo Hayha, the Finnish sniper with 505 confirmed kills in the Winter War 1939-1940, and his dog Kille.

Simo Hayha, the Finnish sniper with 505 confirmed kills in the Winter War…

A Finnish infantryman, with his KP/-31 Suomi sub-machine gun during the Battle of Vuosalmi in Karelian Isthmus, Finland as part of the Continuation War, between Finland and the Soviet Union. (1941-1944) July 1944.  (Note he wears a Czechoslovakia Vz32/34 helmet)

A Finnish infantryman, with his Suomi sub-machine gun during the Battle of Vuosalmi in Karelian Isthmus, Finland as part of the Continuation War, between Finland and the Soviet Union. July (Note he wears a Czechoslovakia helmet), pin by Paolo Marzioli

Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Suomen tasavallan 6. presidentti 4.8.1944–4.3.1946, President of Finland

Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim June 1867 – 27 January was a Finnish…

Lieutenant Eino Penttilä and his long-range reconnaissance patrol Rukajärvi 1942 [1473x2085]

Lieutenant Eino Penttilä and his long-range reconnaissance patrol Rukajärvi 1942 [1473x2085]

Lauri Törni, a Finnish Second World War hero who served in the armies of three countries, has received overly-positive press in Finland, acc...

"Mannerheim Cross Knight Lieutenant Larry Thorne" Soldier of three armies, finnish war, world war 2 vietnam Finnish pvt.

A Finnish soldier sits in a Soviet single seater Yak-9 fighter of the 29 Gv.IAP, 275 IAD, 13th Air Army, which crashed landed near Lappeenranta in Finland on 30th August 1944 (photo taken on 2nd September) It's occupants were, Pilot Lt. Mikhail Volkov and his "passenger" Sub Lt. V.M. Titorenko who were both taken prisoner by the Finns.

A Finnish soldier sits in a Soviet single seater fighter of the 29 Gv.IAP, 275 IAD, Air Army, which crashed landed near Lappeenranta in Finland on August 30 1944 (photo taken on September 2

Veljekset äidin hautajaisissa heinäkuussa 1942. Vasemmalta luutnantti Viljo Iisalo, luutnantti Tauno Iisalo, luutnantti Aulis Iisalo ja kadetti Pentti Iisalo.

Uskomaton Mannerheim-ristien veljessarja

Veljekset äidin hautajaisissa heinäkuussa 1942. Vasemmalta luutnantti Viljo Iisalo, luutnantti Tauno Iisalo, luutnantti Aulis Iisalo ja kadetti Pentti Iisalo.

Erillisen Hurricane-osaston komentaja kapteeni Kalaja koneen edessä. (1941-06-29 SA-kuva)

Erillisen Hurricane-osaston komentaja kapteeni Kalaja koneen edessä. (1941-06-29 SA-kuva)

1944 Continuation War, Finland. Finnish soldier armed with Suomi KP/-31 Picture is colored by Paul Kerestes from Romania. Picture originates from “SA-kuva” gallery, posted via link from external site. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

An exhausted Finnish soldier armed with his Suomi KP Suomi-konepistooli (sub machine gun) and a supply of hand grenades, on duty at an outpost during the 'Continuation War' Pin by Paolo Marzioli

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