Monday, 6 August 2007

A Tatar Soldier in the Finnish Army, WW2

On March 5, 1940, infantry corporal Hasan Abdrahim was wounded in his arm, shoulder and neck in battle against the Red Army at Säkkijärvi, Niemenlautta. He died later the same day. He had been presented a Freedom Medal (Vapaudenmitali) 2nd class and his family received a posthumous Freedom Cross (Vapaudenristi) 4th class.

Today, Säkkijärvi is Kondratyevo in Oblast Leningrad.

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