House of History: the Podcast

The Real Finnish Soldier of 3 Armies: Lauri Allan Törni

February 15, 2021

Lauri Törni was a warrior. There's no way around it. Taking up arms in 1939 against the Soviet Union invading his Finland, he ended up fighting alongside the German Waffen-SS during the final days of the Second World War. After the war he fled to the United States, where he joined the U.S. Army Special Forces. He met his end the way he lived: on deployment in Vietnam, fighting against communism. 

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