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Col Alpo Kullervo Marttinen
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Birth: Nov. 4, 1908, Finland
Death: Dec. 20, 1975
Falls Church
Falls Church City
Virginia, USA

Alpo Marttinen was a colonel in two armies. Born 1908 in Finland, Marttinen served as an officer in the Winter War (1939-40), the Continuation War (1941-44) and the Lapland War (1944-45). For his wartime achievements, Marttinen was awarded as the Knight of Mannerheim Cross (number 163). After the war, Marttinen fled to United States, where he joined the US Army. He retired 1968 as a colonel, and was awarded Legion of Merit. Marttinen died December 20, 1975 in Kansas, USA. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Lea Miriam Marttinen (1909 - 2007)
 
 Children:
  Hannu Matti Marttinen (1938 - 1959)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Colonel, U.S. Army, Korea, Vietnam
 
Burial:
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
Fort Leavenworth
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section M, site 1011
 
Created by: Sammy
Record added: Aug 14, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15337483
Col Alpo Kullervo Marttinen
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Col Alpo Kullervo Marttinen
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Col Alpo Kullervo Marttinen
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Rest in Peace Finnish Knight of Mannerheim Cross (number 163) awardee.
- Jim-S.
 Added: Apr. 3, 2016
Kiitos, Colonel!!!
- David Shoup
 Added: Feb. 20, 2015
My husband used to say that as a young officer at Ft Riley he had served with a great soldier. He admired you greatly.
- The DW Patton family
 Added: Apr. 12, 2014
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