Pro Patria – Viljo Aukusti Huusko

Born in Sotkamo on the 17th July 1913, Viljo Huusko was a farmer in the small eastern municipality. As war was approaching, Huusko was called back from the reserves and assigned to one of the many Independent Battalions defending the large border area north of the Isthmus. As the Soviet 54th Rifle Division advance into Kuhmo, Huusko’s unit was part of the delaying force to allow the Finnish 9th Division time to prepare a defence. It was during this that Corporal Huusko was killed in action.


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