The White Death. . This is Simo Hayha. He served one year of mandatory military service for the Finnish army and was a decorated marksman. During the Winter War The White Death This is Simo Hayha He served one year of mandatory military service for the Finnish army and was a decorated marksman During Winter War
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The White Death

This is Simo Hayha. He served
one year of mandatory military
service for the Finnish army and
was a decorated marksman.
During the Winter War (1939-
1940) with Russia, he
to help his country. He staked
out in a forest where
temperatures were -20 to
degrees celsius. He began
picking off Russian soldiers.
Once they found out all their
troops were being killed by one
man, he was nicknamed "The
White Death," for his white
camouflage he wore. The
Russians deployed a task force
to kill him, but they were all
gunned down. They then
deployed a team of counter
snipers (snipers trained to kill
other snipers) but Simo killed all
of them. Fearing the loss of
more soldiers the Russians
carpet bombed his location hut
Simo survived suffering only
slight damage to his jacket.
Eventually, a Russian' s bullet
caught Simo in the jaw, tearing
off "practically half his head."
He was carried by another
Finnish soldier to a hospital
where he was in a coma for a
week, and woke up to the news
that the war was over. His
confirmed kill count with his
rifle was 505 (the most of any
Finnish soldier) although it is
believed his final kill count was
much higher as he also used an
SWIG. To avoid being seen by any
enemy troops, he used a rifle
with just the iron sights, so no
one would see the glare off his
scope. He would also keep snow
in his mouth at all times " no
one would he able to see his
breath. Also, "The White Death"
still stands to this day as the
most badass nickname ever.
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