Soldier from Bay City, Mich., member of Co. A, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes diary, correspondence and newspaper clipping relating to his military life with the Polar Bear Expedition.
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Finding aid prepared by: Len Coombs
Scope and Content:
The papers include a diary, July 1918-Jan. 1919, describing patrolling, foraging for food, and fighting at Shenkursk, Oct. 1918, and Nijni Gora, Jan. 1919. Also included is a letter, Feb. 26, 1920, from T. B. Kernan, expressing his anger at news that the Bolsheviks had taken Archangel, and a roster of the 2d Platoon, Co. A.
Biographical / Historical:
Resident of Bay City, Mich., served as sergeant, Co. A, 339th Infantry.
The collection was donated by the Polar Bear Association in 1964 (Donor no.: 4145 ).
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