Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Polar Bear Expedition Remembered

From the Livonia Public Library newsletter:
REMEMBERING THE HEARTY MEN OF MICHIGAN: At the end of the First World War, the American Expeditionary Force, comprised of troops drawn from the U. S. Army's 85th Division and comprised of many men from Michigan and Wisconsin, found themselves fighting Bolsheviks in Nothern Russia even after the end of the Great War. The "Polar Bear Expedition" will be the subject of the "History Lives @ the Library" presentation on Monday March 2nd at 7:00 pm at the Civic Center Library. The guest speaker will be Dr. Roger Crownower, professor of History at Madonna University. For more information, please call the Civic Center Library at (734) 466-2197.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I could be there. :-(

    --Miriam
    (Great-granddaughter of a Polar Bear)

    P.S. Jasia, there were a large number of Polish immigrants who served in this division.

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