The Soldier who fought in 3 Armies

  • Publisert 8. mars. 2019
  • Lauri Törni / Larry Thorne was a U.S. Special Forces officer during the Vietnam War, who had also been in World War II, as a Commander in the German Army and before that a Finnish Army Jaegar trooper.
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    Created by Daniel Turner
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    Conan White and Daniel Turner
    Chris Kane
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    Soldier Under Three Flags: Exploits of Special Forces' Captain Larry A. Thorne
    By H. A. Gill
    Born a Soldier: The Times and Life of Larry a Thorne Paperback - 15 Oct 2008
    by J Michael Cleverley
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    Finland at War: The Continuation and Lapland Wars 1941-45
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    The Suomi Submachine Gun
    By Leroy Thompson
    Törni - Sotilaan tarina / Story of Larry Thorne (2007)

Kommentarer • 9 289

  • DisparuEtDeRetour
    DisparuEtDeRetour 6 timer siden

    what a great man. Spent his life fighting the communists pigs.
    No one can spit on his memory, he desrves too much respect.

  • Bringer Of Moisture
    Bringer Of Moisture 6 timer siden

    Liberty Prime in the flesh right here boys

  • Pyllynalle22
    Pyllynalle22 7 timer siden


  • Lasse u
    Lasse u 7 timer siden

    in finnish army (2002 smthn) i had this dude sleeping above me by the name of Törni if i recall right. Its such a strange name imo. i have no idea if they are related.

  • Helppo Nakki
    Helppo Nakki 7 timer siden +1

    Lauri was captain in finnish army not first liutenant

  • llamasare savage16
    llamasare savage16 7 timer siden

    dude I already know about this, check this source out

  • Stuart Hollingsead
    Stuart Hollingsead 7 timer siden

    what about Edward Carter?

  • anthony pinto
    anthony pinto 7 timer siden

    I bet there would have been a few more good storys if only they didnt have shty hellicopters😭 RIP

  • egatseL salohciN
    egatseL salohciN 7 timer siden

    What a lad

  • Daniel Maguire
    Daniel Maguire 8 timer siden

    Just keep skiing... Just... Keep... Skiing

  • Nosa Mi
    Nosa Mi 9 timer siden +2

    The soldier that DIDN'T fight, although in three armies:
    My father (polish).
    He was forced into the Red Army in 1943 near Rostov on the river Don and sent in a suicidal attack. Wounded by the Germans he was transferred to the polish army, where he became a driver in an artillery unit.
    After reaching Berlin he fled into the American occupation zone, where they gave him an American uniform, which he wore for 20 years on guard duty and repairing trucks. He died in his bed at the age of 84. I'm still using his army spoon and drinking cup.
    Nobody will ever make a film about this.
    And I hope that sometime in the future it will become unnecessary to kill other human beings.

  • Yeah Itsme
    Yeah Itsme 9 timer siden

    "Natural leadership skills..." Bullshit. Dude had years of actual wartime experience above his recruit-mates. Lol.

  • HadesXY
    HadesXY 9 timer siden

    mad lad

  • Natalia Virtanen
    Natalia Virtanen 10 timer siden

    Not to forget he was also an enemy of Finland, due to the treaty, Russia during winter war, and continuation war, the Allied states during WW2 due to him being an SS officer. oh techincaly Vietnam also, so he fought for 3 different countries, and atleast 4 countries he was on their wanted list.

  • henry and friends
    henry and friends 10 timer siden


  • Myrkyllinen
    Myrkyllinen 10 timer siden

    hmm here is battalion " 749" covert ops RED BASTARD´S...+Ruskies ^^

  • Beastboi2525
    Beastboi2525 10 timer siden

    whats the song playing at the end when torni is buried?

  • Hannan
    Hannan 10 timer siden

    what a great guy fought communism all his life RESPECT

  • Al Pulanco
    Al Pulanco 10 timer siden

    Trained within 3 armies
    In 2 generations
    To fight 1 enemy
    He made war his mistress
    He made death his life
    May the hound of war rest in peace

  • themasterofdisastr
    themasterofdisastr 11 timer siden

    4:54 That hat looks more like SS-TotenkopfDivision

  • FilipZustki
    FilipZustki 11 timer siden


  • Swoor.
    Swoor. 11 timer siden

    The reason the helicopter crashed, was because of the weight of Törni's massive balls.

  • valtsu0
    valtsu0 11 timer siden

    5:39 finnish army advanced further than the original borders but refused to attack leningrad

  • Michael Benedict
    Michael Benedict 11 timer siden

    Just imagine if he lived all the way to 1991 and see the rejoice on his face

  • Wii shop Channel
    Wii shop Channel 11 timer siden +1

    When he loses a match I'm going to change team.

  • anapoeka
    anapoeka 11 timer siden +1

    Häyhä next

  • George Bernard
    George Bernard 11 timer siden

    Sabaton has a great song about him - Soldier of 3 armies

  • Harold McBroom
    Harold McBroom 12 timer siden

    When will they ever learn... The dead don't care about their stupid medals... That's the life of a soldier... To live as long as there is life within, and then die in a ditch, for death doesn't discriminate how a man dies, whether in the company of other men, or buried in some remote trench covered with the dust of passing decades. It is written in the Bible, "God is angry with all the ARMIES of all the NATIONS, and has handed them over to SLAUGHTER. When you join the military, you join to be slaughtered.

  • Digs 1
    Digs 1 12 timer siden

    I can only imagine how many good communists he created, a true hero.

  • Marsh Kol
    Marsh Kol 13 timer siden

    This guy would march into North Korea like another monday morning

  • Asbestos Fish
    Asbestos Fish 14 timer siden

    _it is perfectly legal in every country except Russia to beat someone unconscious if you say “IN THE NAME OF THORN” before the first punch._

  • Emir Diego Montes
    Emir Diego Montes 14 timer siden

    USA, Germany and Finland: We don't like Communism
    USSR: Doubt u guys will work together
    Lauri Thorni: *exist*

  • Jack Newton
    Jack Newton 15 timer siden

    Oh, we remember, we remember, we remember

  • Kristian Rebel
    Kristian Rebel 19 timer siden +1

    No matter how horrible is your enemy and how much you hate them, siding with SS is not excusable in any way.

  • Nicole Harris
    Nicole Harris 19 timer siden

    This is the kind of story I would like to see turned into a game.

  • Hagen823
    Hagen823 20 timer siden

    Lauri Törni was the most courageous of all Mannerheim Cross Awardees.

  • daved1113
    daved1113 20 timer siden

    So basically he is one of the most badass men to ever live

  • Suy Tran
    Suy Tran 21 time siden

    Do Vo Nguyen Giap&Do CaoTri.They are important elements of the Vietnam war

  • mr craig
    mr craig 21 time siden


  • bilal khairan
    bilal khairan 22 timer siden

    Not die because communist
    Not die because Camp
    Not die Because Swiming in Sea

  • A Dog In a Cowboy Hat
    A Dog In a Cowboy Hat 22 timer siden

    This is the real life version of switching teams in battlefield

  • General Yeah
    General Yeah 22 timer siden

    If only he hadn't joined the Germans ;(

  • Brian Cooley
    Brian Cooley 23 timer siden

    The raddest Larry who ever lived

  • Bitch Juice 69
    Bitch Juice 69 23 timer siden +2

    So how many commies have you killed?
    Lauri: correct

  • The Absurd
    The Absurd 23 timer siden

    Who would win?
    Communism or 1 Finnish Boi

  • frank rizzo
    frank rizzo Dag siden


  • Jason Smith
    Jason Smith Dag siden

    Not good, not good; if true, this story puts much too much into perspective. Socialism becomes an ideology of the Far Right - in exchange for total compliance, you obey the state - another utopia doctrine follows. Democracy an element of the Far Left. Meaning, China is currently, a Far Right orthodoxy. And, what was Hitler really fighting against? - the Far Left; anarchism. Doctrines...Utopia/Equality doctrines... It makes too much sense now - more than ever before; and that is scary; look into the abyss too long, and you either fall into it, or it stares back at you. Unfortunately...

  • Joe
    Joe Dag siden +1

    I hope the next COD games will adopt this story..

  • Cool Guy Caleb
    Cool Guy Caleb Dag siden +1

    He fought in three Armies just to stop the Commies. Now that is a true American.

  • Athanasius
    Athanasius Dag siden

    Even after his death..
    It’s said that his soul is still haunting every modern communist in their sleep.

  • platoon mexx
    platoon mexx Dag siden

    " was given the rang sfdljvhspdjlkfhsödlkfhnsölkdfchnök " ? wtf xD

  • MatthewGames1
    MatthewGames1 Dag siden

    Absolute madlad

    Communism: (Exists)
    Lauri Torni: "Wait, that's illegal."

    The outro sequence with Torni in 3 uniforms and the 3 flags, alongside that excellent choice of music was absolutely moving.

  • El Madden
    El Madden Dag siden

    Forget about Liberty Prime, use this lad instead.

  • Desslok Basileus
    Desslok Basileus Dag siden

    Lauri Törni

  • Brandon Mobley
    Brandon Mobley Dag siden

    Needs a flatbed truck to carry his massive balls. 😦😦😦

  • utpharmboy2006
    utpharmboy2006 Dag siden +1

    Simply amazing. What a freaking badass. I've got to read the book on this guy.

  • Blue Pepper
    Blue Pepper Dag siden +1

    The real life equivalent of Liberty Prime

  • sleapy1979
    sleapy1979 Dag siden

    Dying in a helo crash is a huge injustice to a soldier of this caliper. He deserved to had gone down out numbered, in a firefight, after single handedly talking out an enemy platoon.

  • Sakanuian
    Sakanuian Dag siden

    The narrator reminds me of Solid Snake.

  • Cameron
    Cameron Dag siden

    Amazing guy.

  • Frank Castle
    Frank Castle Dag siden

    He had the makings of a varsity soldier.

  • Daemon
    Daemon Dag siden

    "used pukko knives" :D wtf is a pukko knife? Puukko = Knife in Finnish.

  • The Mandalorian
    The Mandalorian Dag siden

    You look up the term "Super Badass" in the dictionary you'll see his face.

  • tunamayo
    tunamayo Dag siden +3

    *Lauri Törni has joined the server.*
    *Joseph Stalin has left the server.*

  • Eve Helin
    Eve Helin Dag siden

    Joining three different armies to fight commies... I bet Red Forman would've absolutely loved him

  • Christian Tomasello
    Christian Tomasello Dag siden +1

    Shout lauri tournie name, a solider of three armies knows tbe game

  • #Anton #FIN
    #Anton #FIN Dag siden

    So these men where fighting satanistic globalist enemy, and saving not only their countries but whole of Europe . And after that labeled criminal and discredited EVEN in western schooling ja Jewish own red media , also in the west ..So how did that happen ?
    Well USA is communist country ,same as Britain .That is only way to explain that . BECAUSE Russia won WW2. They also had their cold war, conquering all the little states later..
    They didnt exactly genocide all of Europe , But that helped facilitate and set-up Islamic colonialism today. And we all see now hows that going on

  • Bleach Lasagna
    Bleach Lasagna Dag siden

    Person: on a scale of 1 to 10 how much do you hate communism you can’t go abo-
    Lauri Torni:over 9000!!!!!!

  • anon amus
    anon amus Dag siden

    Lauri Torni, the true definition of a badass.

  • Dolanus Caesar
    Dolanus Caesar Dag siden +2

    Lauri Törni + Roy Benavidez + Simo Haya + Hiro Onoda
    Daaaaamn If they teamed up we would have real-life avengers
    Any suggestions for another members?

    • Bulldogs53g Tis Me
      Bulldogs53g Tis Me Dag siden +1

      Go to Badass weekly, theres a whole website of historical badasses to choose from.

  • tämäonvettä salalabra

    Suomi mainittu juhuu torilla tavataan

  • Veikko Kämäräinen


  • Franco149
    Franco149 Dag siden

    Killing commies in three different armies.
    Now, this is how you soldier

  • Snake Snake
    Snake Snake Dag siden

    Now thats a video game I would love to play.

  • Việt Trung Nguyễn

    What about Dan Daly,Chesty Puller,Audie Murphy,Daniel Inouye,Douglas Munro,Lewis Milliett,Ernest "Smokey" Smith,Charlie Beckwith?They are all heroes/badasses?

  • Joshua Wong
    Joshua Wong Dag siden +1

    Did somebody say badass?

  • Stan Nosakowski
    Stan Nosakowski Dag siden

    This animation is amazing

  • Rami Abdellah Mokrane

    This guy is like one of those black ops men that have a past in every conflict around the world in the past centery
    He fought for the nazies god damn it

  • Henrikki Aninko
    Henrikki Aninko Dag siden


  • fire fly
    fire fly Dag siden

    im from finland

  • T- Rex Tantrum!
    T- Rex Tantrum! Dag siden +1

    *The 1990s American News*
    Larry Thorne, more commonly known as the man in three armies, died after crashing in a helicopter. The site was not found, until now. The location will not be told to the public until further investigations take place. Riots spark outside 1990s News Central Headquarters demanding the location of Larry Thorne. Police on-sight are defending against the determined civilians. As a duo of young explorers enter the building through the ventilation system, they instantly come across public-restricted files. These rebels kept the files. And now the public knows the location of Larry Thorne. He lays by the mountainside at *(CENSORED)*

    • T- Rex Tantrum!
      T- Rex Tantrum! Dag siden

      Joseph Hall can I steal that part you wrote?

    • Joseph Hall
      Joseph Hall Dag siden

      Riots spark outside news station demanding the location of Larry Thorne. Police on sight and are holding peaceful breath... for now.

  • CalvindeWaal
    CalvindeWaal Dag siden

    If all soldiers were like him...

    • Joseph Hall
      Joseph Hall Dag siden

      We would see a different kind of warfare... turncoats

  • Michel Nadon
    Michel Nadon Dag siden

    birth rate has become so low that emigration cant be avoided. its like a war upside down

    • Fortress Europa
      Fortress Europa Dag siden

      Could just fix the birthrate, instead of importing the next generation from a hostile 3rd world culture. Denmark, Poland, Italy and Hungary are giving tax breaks and financial incentives to married couples to have children. The more they have the more benefits they get.

  • Rabbit the One
    Rabbit the One Dag siden

    The animation is lazy at best.

  • Furkan Efe Türeç
    Furkan Efe Türeç Dag siden

    and all this time, he was using only 0.1% percent of his power.

  • Montaguesh
    Montaguesh Dag siden

    Weirdest.... south park episode..... ever....

  • Anis Bouaichi
    Anis Bouaichi Dag siden

    This man deserve a full netflix serie

    • Joseph Hall
      Joseph Hall Dag siden

      Anis Bouaichi OK but why should the title be?

  • Ukkeli523
    Ukkeli523 Dag siden

    Did you mean ''Puukko'' knife? 7:02

  • Patrick
    Patrick Dag siden

    Suomi perkele

  • No Use For A Name
    No Use For A Name Dag siden

    There have been many US troops who were born in other countries and were members of their native country’s military before joining the US military, so let’s keep it REAL: it was his time fighting in the Waffen-SS were the real fascination lies

    • Suomalia2100
      Suomalia2100 Dag siden

      It's all the medals he got that really separates him from others.

  • Peli Muukalainen
    Peli Muukalainen Dag siden

    Nice video and btw f#&% russia and russians

  • Gham
    Gham Dag siden

    My boy Obi-wan fought in much more wars

  • Драги Мелод

    Fun fact: Without Germans, Brits and Jews, communism would never win in Russia and China.

    • Joseph Hall
      Joseph Hall Dag siden

      Драги Мелод huh, interesting, thanks

  • Dean Commandeur
    Dean Commandeur Dag siden +1

    What a shame.. Such a man who survived all of that just to die in an helicopter crash.. I find it quite sad actually

  • Joseph Marcelino
    Joseph Marcelino Dag siden +1

    Jesus Christ it’s Jason Bourne

  • Joseph Marcelino
    Joseph Marcelino Dag siden

    Talk about fighting for what you believe in oh god 😂

    • Joseph Hall
      Joseph Hall Dag siden

      Joseph Marcelino Fighter of all who stand up against communism

  • lloyd and alice
    lloyd and alice Dag siden

    Im from finland

  • Robert Jupp
    Robert Jupp Dag siden

    Four armies. The Waffen SS was not the German army.

  • brisun100
    brisun100 Dag siden +3

    I once heard a story about the French Foreign Legion. When the French first fought against the Viet Cong they sent in the Foreign Legion. At that time there were a lot of former German Wehrmacht and Waffen SS troops in the Foreign Legion. Guess what, they went through the Viet Cong like a hot knife through butter as no could kill and fight like those guys. Well this eventually got back to the French media and became quite the scandal. So they pulled them out and sent in the regular French army. As history has documented they lost, badly. . . . . . . . . . . . This man in the video was a badass. He should be remembered for all time on the same level as the Spartans.

    • Joseph Hall
      Joseph Hall Dag siden

      brisun100 Which Spartans? May I ask

  • edwin chen
    edwin chen Dag siden

    Suomi perkele