Col Alpo Kullervo Marttinen

Col Alpo Kullervo Marttinen

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Finland
Death 20 Dec 1975 (aged 67)
Falls Church, Falls Church City, Virginia, USA
Burial Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Plot Section M, site 1011
Memorial ID 15337483 · View Source
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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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Colonel, U.S. Army, Korea, Vietnam


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  • Created by: Sammy
  • Added: 13 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15337483
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Alpo Kullervo Marttinen (4 Nov 1908–20 Dec 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15337483, citing Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Sammy (contributor 46626195) .