This man worked for the Finland, the Nazis and even for the US Special Forces!

July 2, 2016 1:52pm CST
I just came across this amazing fact that a man worked for three different forces in his lifetime. His Finnish name was Lauri Torni while his American name was Larry Thorn. The photo is really his photo.
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@pgntwo (21344)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
2 Jul 16
D'you know, it would be of more value to include a summary here, so I don't have to head off to Wikiwherever... Last time I headed into that corner of the Internet, I emerged 2 hours later thotughly the worse for wear. The photos look like they are of the same guy, but he might be a Finnish film star for all I know.
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3 Jul 16
I understand. Even I first felt that the person in the picture could be a film star. But, he really served three armies in his lifetime. And that is his real photo.
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@pgntwo (21344)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
3 Jul 16
@boneysharaon That is the sort of material that should be in your main post - you can still edit it, if you wish, in light of feedback received. I find some of my posts need a couple of edits before they are as I want them to be, especially if someone spots some error and leaves a comment to that effect. That is one of the beauties of myLot.
3 Jul 16
@pgntwo Thanks and I will surely edit my main post.
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@MALUSE (37043)
• Germany
2 Jul 16
You're sending us to Wikipedia to search for ourselves instead of writing a post on the topic? Well, if that isn't cheeky. You know what. We can close this site and all go to Wikipedia directly because everything worth knowing is already there.
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@pgntwo (21344)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
2 Jul 16
Well, not everything - for example, it would not tell me who you are and what you like, that's what MyLot's for... As well as for discussing the topic fully, of course, to your point, @MALUSE.
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3 Jul 16
@MALUSE The reason I did not copy his wiki and pasted here is only because, I do not want to rip this wonderful site by copying some random info which is freely available online as that will be harmful for this site's SEO. The information which was necessary to start a discussion is 'a man worked for three different forces in his lifetime.' which is enough to raise some eyebrows. The title of the discussion tells it all. You say that we can close this site and go to Wikipedia.There are millions of wikis on Wikipedia. But do you know exactly which information will be interesting to you? Anyways, Thanks for your response. I hope I do not sound rude. But I felt that I could contribute something to this site. If I am wrong, please correct me.
@MALUSE (37043)
• Germany
3 Jul 16
@boneysharaon It's forbidden to copy from Wikipedia or any other source. Your account will be deleted if you do that. But we may use the information from Wikipedia and work it into our posts. As you can see, other members would also like to learn something from you and not be sent to inform themselves somewhere else.
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@boiboing (12219)
• Northampton, England
2 Jul 16
Honestly, I want a post to tell me something new - not send me off to Wikipedia.
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3 Jul 16
May be it is not something new to you, but for most of them, it is.
@MALUSE (37043)
• Germany
11 Mar 17
@boneysharaon This is not what the member boingboin is saying. She is saying exactly what I and some other members did.
@Mike197602 (13366)
• Worcester, England
2 Jul 16
Finland was on the German side mainly through fear of being occupied by Russia...then they joined the allies. Actually if you look at some very serious war criminals from WW2 you'll see that many were employed by the US, UK and France against the Russians after the end of the war. Often the allies were aware of the terrible crimes they had committed during the war but chose to ignore that as long as they were of use against russia. A lot of the US rocket technology used to get to the moon was based on Nazi research.
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@vandana7 (61247)
• India
3 Jul 16
I agree. You never know who will be condoned, and who will be appreciated. I was told that the US was aware about Jews in concentration camps, and opted for mind your own business, and even went to the Olympics in Germany. How then, can it hold "holier than thou" attitude?
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@Hatley (164772)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Jul 16
What I'm wondering makes him special seeing he had the cheek to work for our enemy the Nazis
22 Jul 16
mike's answer tells it all..