"A Michigan Polar Bear Confronts the Bolsheviks", by Gordon Olson
Gordon Olson, Grand Rapids City Historian from 1978 until his retirement, will tell the story of Godfrey Anderson, who was drafted in the United States Army in 1918 after the US entered WWI. He was one of an often overlooked contingent of 5,000 American men assigned to join British troops in the attempt to prevent Archangel, Russia from falling into the hands of the Bolsheviks during World War I. These men became known as the American Polar Bears. Join us to hear the journey of a Michigan Polar Bear. Books available for purchase.