Meet the forgotten U.S. soldiers who invaded Russia
True or false: America once invaded Russia.
Nice try. The answer is true.
Although few people know it, in 1918 President Woodrow Wilson sent 5,500 American soldiers — including some from Missouri and Kansas — to northern Russia in the last days of World War I. Thanks to harsh conditions that cut off communications, the troops were left there for eight months after the war ended.
With dwindling supplies and no word from home, many wondered if their country had forgotten them.
Wrote one soldier in his diary: