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Memorial to Vehniäinen long-range reconnaissance patrol

Early 2010's. Memorial to Vehniäinen long-range reconnaissance patrol. © Mikko Europaeus

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On May 26, 1991 the memorial to Vehniäinen long-range reconnaissance patrol of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Headquarters was unveiled in the courtyard of the former Priest High House in the Rautjärvi. In 1940-1941 the Priest High House was used by the Finnish military intelligence as a secret base.

The plaque on the stone contains the text:

FOR THE FREEDOM AND HONOR OF FINLAND

Vehniäinen long-range reconnaissance patrol of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Headquarters sent in 1941 its first parties from here

Brothers in Arms 25.5.1991

The second plaque contains the text:

VEHNIÄINEN LONG-RANGE RECONNAISSANCE PATROL ACTED IN 1941-1944 ACROSS THE ENTIRE FRONT FROM KARELIAN ISTHMUS TO THE LAPLAND

NOT RETURNED FROM RAIDS
Auvinen Paavo
Averin Eugen
Guik Roman
Heininen Jack
Hipeli Aarne
Honkanen Juho
Hämäläinen Eino
Karmo Henu
Kirves Yrjö
Korpelainen Lauri
Kortelainen Vilho
Koskinen Mauno
Krivain Osvald
Lutter Oskar
Määttänen Lauri
Nikkanen Jalmari
Paavilainen Toivo
Pallo Rurik
Pekuri Ossian
Peterson Harald
Piiparinen Kaarlo
Pusa Urho
Rankki Arvo
Randmäe Valdemar
Rooats Peter
Roberg Harald
Rontu Aarne
Rägastik Artur
Tartu Hugo
Teder Arnold
Tolvanen Ilmari
Täheste Rudolf
Weebel Artur
Wist Eugen

LOST IN THE LOTTA SVÄRD CORPS
Kykkinen EilaNyyssönen Lempi

GLORY TO THOSE WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR THE FREEDOM OF THE MOTHERLAND

There is also the small plaque contains the text:

THIS STONE DELIVERED FROM RUOKOLAHTI, WHERE IT FROM 1940 TO 1990 WAS USED DURING 50 YEARS AS AN DRAGON'S TEETH IN THE SALPA LINE
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