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1957 Medals, Orders and Decorations Third Reich Awards redesigned in 1957 without National Socialist Emblems, including Post-war and Veteran-related items.

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Larui Allen Törni // Larry Alen Thorne
Old 02-04-2013, 08:04 PM   #166
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After being able to join the US Army, corporal Larry Thorne was on my father's Special Forces team around 1954. My dad recalls that Thorne was a known former German soldier and barely spoke any English, but my dad was one of the few SF then whose native language was English. Törni/Thorne was the recipient of Finland's Mannerheim Cross; Germany's EKII, and the US Bronze Star Medal.

The helecopter he was flying in (Vietnam) went down in 65, I think, and his body was finally found in 1999 and recovered sometime around 2003. He is interred at Arlington. The book "The Green Berets" mentions Thorne, but I forgot the "pseudonym" that was used. His was the character John Wayne portrayed in the movie version. Although Thorne was a captain when he died ... John Wayne could not be a captain.

Thorne was close friends with LTC Aito Keravuori (promoted to COL on the day he retired); my father was Keravuori's S4 in 1966-68.

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Old 02-04-2013, 11:51 PM   #167
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Major Werner Freiherr von Beschwitz's uniform.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:23 AM   #168
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Oberst Werner Freiherr von Beschwitz's uniform.
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Nugiseks with a picture of retired general Alexander Einselniga. Harald himself, by the way is also the captain of the Estonian Defence Forces. Of the image, which keeps Nugiseks 1992nd The 50th Legion Adaveres English anniversary of the Estonian Legion flag.


Harald Nugiseks (left) Colonel Alfons Rebane in Estonia reburied, Forest Cemetery in June 1999

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Life is a mystery, and this, of which we are writing, the
more. Let's talk about normal life ebatavalisusest,
of a man who became a legend in his lifetime - a man
capacity in which the passage was attributed to one of the four Estonian-
ber Knight's Cross of the Great War. The man, who has already
during his lifetime, is set far away from home, in Canada
Cedar valley memorial.
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Willi Schludecker
Old 02-08-2013, 06:48 PM   #170
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Bomber pilot Willi Schludecker demolished dozens of Georgian buildings in Bath, Somerset, in April 1942 in his Dornier 217E-4. Now 87 years-old and in failing health, his dying wish is to make amends with the city which lost 400 residents in the raid....
That photo might be photoshopped ... note the button where his EKII ribbon is .... it's not connected to the right side of the jacket

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A German veteran of the battle at the German war cemetery, Maleme. I took this photo of this paratrooper after trying to talk with him. He was a nasty bit of work and was not at all friendly.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:44 AM   #172
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Wolfgang Falck in later years attending a function wearing his sanctioned 1957 version Knight’s Cross. A highly regarded gentleman both in the business and aviation worlds. Courtesy Eagle Editions Ltd


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Paul Behr
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Paul Behr who won his rk on 3/28/1945 in the 26th infantry division as an hauptmann. Here a picture of him in the 80. He is wearing an early 1957 cross, but its interesting to note that he is still wearing his 1939-1945 uniform and that he remove the eagle from it. He is also wearing his pre 45 badge (infantry assault badge and wound badge).

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