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State funeral for Finnish general.

NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-12 March 2004-State funeral for Finnish general(C)1994-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

Finnish general and Knight of the Mannerheim Cross Adolf Ehrnrooth will reportedly be given a state funeral with military honours in Helsinki Cathedral on Saturday (13 March), the anniversary of the Winter War (1939-40) armistice.

Military burials of this magnitude are reportedly extremely rare in Finland, and the last such occasion was in 1995.

General Adolf Ehrnrooth fought in the Winter War, but gained his reputation as commander of the 7th Infantry Regiment in the Continuation War.

On 6 December 1980, President of the Republic Urho Kekkonen promoted Ehrnrooth to the very rare rank of General of the Infantry, becoming only the 20th officer in independent Finland (since 1917) to be commended in this way.

General Adolf Ehrnrooth died on 26 February in Turku, at the age of 99, reported the Finnish news agency STT.

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