History Detectives

The Bullet That Fought America's Secret Siberian War

Clip: Season 9 Episode 3 | 17m 42s

A World War I vintage cartridge discovered by a viewer in Colorado contains a curious etching: Leo V. Thompson, CO E 31st Inf., A.E.F. Siberia. Nearly 40 years after he paid one dollar for the bullet, our contributor still wonders about Leo V. Thompson and what United States troops were doing in Siberia after the First World War. Follow Eduardo Pagan as he tries to track down the answers.

Aired: 07/04/11

Rating: NR

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