This sergeant was in bad shape in 1991 already and know for sure that the 13 years later happened chat with mr Isopahkala is true since his son is a representative in popular woodhouse firm. The older Isopahkala was in a hip joint operation in OYKS around 2004 and died few years ago. His hipjoint got infected and had to replaced but since he got in bad shape he was 6 months near death situation since he had been inflicted with tuberkulosis as a child and it sorta popped up at old age.Juha Tompuri wrote: Could it even be possible for the "sergeant on the hill" even theoretically to witness the claimed event?
The sergeant was from Kuusamo/Kajaani region and came to OYKS to be fixed with artificial arteries. I think his relatives might remember his story if a newspaper article on the local newspaper about this event could be reproduced asking help to locate his whereabouts or relative to back up the story. I called the hospital trying to find him to get verification in 2008 but seems that there was a problem in when old hand typed records had been switched to digitalized form...and since I wasn't 100% of his name anymore they couldn't give me all patient records of the hospital on that period to check ( it is illegal ). They did confirm that kinda plastic vains had been replaced in the hospital at that time. I was in the hospital in 1991 for finger surgery and in 2004 for injection to the lower back disc problem. I requested his data for the address or phone number but Marttila or Martikainen as I remembered his name wasn't to be find...possibly due to lost patient records in the digitizing process. Also the doctors in hospitalas don't really have time to research this kinda events even if they wanted to.