Soldier from Fruitport, Mich., member of Co. I, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes a diary, article from The Literary Digest, and newspaper clipping describing his combat experiences in Russia.
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Finding aid prepared by: Len Coombs
Scope and Content:
The papers, all photocopies, include a typescript of Colburn's diary, Sept. 1918-April 1919, which contains very brief accounts of his experiences, including fighting on several fronts and the alleged mutiny of Co. I. Also included are a short reminiscence, a newspaper clipping containing a letter from Colburn describing fighting along the railroad in Sept. 1918, and an article from The Literary Digest describing the "mutiny" of Co. I. The originals of the papers are owned by Colburn.
Biographical / Historical:
Resident of Fruitport, Mich., served as corporal, Co. I, 339th Infantry.
The collection was donated by Cleo M. Colburn, of Fruitport, Michigan, in 1984 (Donor no.: 7133 ).
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