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MTorrent #1 Posted 27 March 2019 - 02:22 PM

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Finnish tank ace Reino Lehväslaiho (1922 Akaa, Finland - 2019 Seinäjoki, Finland) has passed away in the age of 96 years. 

 

https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000006049914.html

 

Reino Lehväslaiho fought in three wars, Winter war, Continuation war and War of Lapland. He wounded three times. Fearless Sergeant major Lehväslaiho destroyed seven tanks with his T-34 during the Continuation war. He was wounded badly in fierce submachine gun fighting battle against Russian infantry in Tali-Ihantala tank battle in the summer 1944, but recovered quickly and returned tank troops during the War of Lapland. After the WW II he began a career of a writer, writing several dozens of war novels, most famous of them "Panssarisotaa" (Tank War).

 

WoT players know him well as the game has honoured him with "Lehväslaiho medal". 

 

I was happy to meet this charismatic hero couple of times and he was just like he used to say: "In the end of my life I will be a soldier."

 

- Mika Vuolle,Finland

 

 


Edited by MTorrent, 27 March 2019 - 02:23 PM.





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