Olli Huttunen’s silver medal
Military patrol skiing was a demonstration event at the Olympic Winter Games of 1936 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The Finnish team of lieutenant Eino Kuvaja, sergeant Olavi Remes, corporal Kalle Arantola and private Olli Huttunen finished second behind Italy. All except Kuvaja were later killed in the war.
Medals awarded in the military patrol skiing differed from official Olympic medals. The obverse features a skier carrying a rifle against a mountainous background, the reverse the German arms (1935–1945) and the text DER REICHSKRIEGSMINISTER DEM ZWEITEN (the War Minister to the second).