Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Larry Thorne

Larry Thorne in middle

Lauri Allan Țrni (28 May 1919 Р18 October 1965) 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 is known as the soldier who 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.