Major Larry Thorne US Special Forces Hero

Discussion in 'Multinational HQ' started by Trip_Wire, Nov 22, 2006.

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  1. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

  2. A good soldier is a good soldier Trip, whichever side he is on. A remarkable life story and Larry Thorne must have seen a lot of action in his time.
     
  3. I read about this guy before - running around Vietnam at times with a WW2 Mauser - a weapon he was familiar with and preferred from cold experience. I thought his remains were formally discovered though?

    I'll reiterate what's already been said - a brave man is a brave man - end of.

    RIP
     
  4. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    HH:

    You must have missed this.:

    "A single casket bearing the remains of four men killed in a helicopter crash during the Vietnam War was buried June 26 with military honors. Three of those laid to rest were South Vietnamese Air Force crew members. The fourth was a Finnish war hero from World War II who later became a legendary U.S. Special Forces officer."

    BTW: Speaking of the Mauser rifle, I wonder if the could be it in the picture of Larry with a rifle slung on his shoulder? :?
     
  5. Probably. Thanks for sharing, very interesting.