Lauri Törni (28 May 1919 – 18 October 1965) Also known as Larry Thorne, a Finnish career soldier pictured here as a Corporal in the Finnish Army prior to the Winter War, an Untersturmführer in the SS, Finnish Army Captain during the Continuation War, and US Army Major. Törni is most well known in Finland for leading the 56th Infantry Regiment (“Törni Detachment”) that penetrated deep behind Soviet lines and enjoyed a reputation on both sides of the front for its combat effectiveness.Törni’s unit inflicted such heavy casualties on the Red Army that the Soviets placed a bounty of 3 million Finnish Marks on his head. In January of 1945, he was recruited by a pro-German resistance movement in Finland and left for saboteur training in Germany to organize resistance in case Finland was occupied by the Soviet Union. He surrendered to American and British troops in the last stages of World War II and eventually returned to Finland after escaping a British POW camp in Lübeck, Germany. He would later move to America and join the US Army in 1954. Törni was killed in a helicopter crash while serving in the US Special Forces in Vietnam. He was basically a total fucking badass and the personification of sisu.