Famous Finnish Soldiers

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Simo Häyhä
(Sniper)

Simo Häyhä
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Birthdate: December 17, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rautjärvi, Finland
Died: April 1, 2002
Simo Häyhä was a Finnish sniper who served in the Winter War against the Soviet Union, in 1939–1940. He had killed 500 men in the war and received many awards for his exploits. His face was disfigured by a Red Army bullet, and he later retired to a farm.

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Lauri Törni
(Soldier)

Lauri Törni
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Birthdate: May 28, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Viipuri, Finland
Died: October 18, 1965

Lauri Törni was a Finnish-born American soldier who served in the Vietnam War as part of the U.S. Army Special Forces. He died during the war due to a helicopter crash in 1965. In the 1990s, several books were written about Lauri Törni, making him a war hero. He was inducted into the USSOCOM Commando Hall of Honor in 2011.

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George Gaynes
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Birthdate: May 3, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland, Russia [now Finland]
Died: February 15, 2016
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Ilmari Juutilainen
(Aviator, Military personnel)

Ilmari Juutilainen
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Birthdate: February 21, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lieksa
Died: February 21, 1999

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Carl Erik Mannerheim
(Statesman and member of the Senate of Finland)

Carl Erik Mannerheim
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Birthdate: December 14, 1759
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Säter, Sweden
Died: January 15, 1837