Rummaging through a box of shells and bullets at a Colorado gun show, a History Detectives fan discovered a World War I vintage cartridge with a curious etching: Leo V. Thompson, CO E 31st Inf., A.E.F. Siberia.
The wording makes him wonder if American troops were in Siberia, Russia during WWI.
Inside the casing we find a small blade that looks like a letter opener.
Nearly 40 years after he paid one dollar for the bullet, our contributor still wonders about Leo V. Thompson.
History Detectives investigates.
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
100 West 26th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
George Thompson's Letters
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