Lauri Heino

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Lauri A. Heino (August 24, 1918 in Somero – February 3, 2001) was a Finnish soldier, awarded the Mannerheim Cross (2nd class) on November 11, 1943. At the time, he held the rank of sergeant and was serving as a tank driver in the 3rd Company, I Armoured Battalion of the Finnish Armoured Brigade.

Heino was the first foreign soldier to capture an intact Soviet T-34 tank and drive it.[when?]