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A group of soldiers from the Das Reich Division stopped to consult a map and conduct a radio check during Operation Barbarossa in 1941.

A group of soldiers from the Das Reich Division stopped to consult a map and conduct a radio check during Operation Barbarossa in 1941.

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1973

1973

Finnish soldiers during the Continuation War c. 1944. Soldier in the middle was identified as Lauri Törni. He fought under three flags: Finnish German (when he again fought the Soviets in World War II) and American (where he was known as Larry Thorne) when he served in US Army Special Forces in the Vietnam War (KIA in 1965).

Finnish soldiers during the Continuation War c. 1944. Soldier in the middle was identified as Lauri Törni. He fought under three flags: Finnish German (when he again fought the Soviets in World War II) and American (where he was known as Larry Thorne) when he served in US Army Special Forces in the Vietnam War (KIA in 1965).

HENRY LEWIS NIX is honored on Panel 39W, Row 56 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. HENRY LEWIS NIX is from WESTBURY, NY and served as a PFC in the ARMY.

HENRY LEWIS NIX is honored on Panel 39W, Row 56 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. HENRY LEWIS NIX is from WESTBURY, NY and served as a PFC in the ARMY.

Italy - US soldiers shown holding a wooden spring mine.

Italy WWII - US soldiers shown holding a wooden spring mine. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

"Own a Florida Homesite" Orange Blossom Hills front striker matchbook. In the days before Florida became overrun with people, realtor developers pushed out any kind of land without much oversight, and let people & municipalities deal with problems later.

"Own a Florida Homesite" Orange Blossom Hills front striker matchbook. In the days before Florida became overrun with people, realtor developers pushed out any kind of land without much oversight, and let people & municipalities deal with problems later.