World War: Fourth

This week a Finnish private soldier named Vilho Raetoe became a Knight of the Mannerheim Order—Finland's highest military honor—by decree of Commander in Chief Baron Carl Gustaf Mannerheim. There are only three other Knights—two colonels and a major general. Private Raetoe made a fourth by capturing a Russian anti-tank gun singlehanded, sighting along its barrel, from which the sights had been lost, wrecking four Soviet tanks.


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