James T. Ida
Updated: 3 December 2000 Updated:
2 December 2001
was killed-in-action by Communists while taking part in the U.S. Expedition
to Siberia in August 1918. He was returned to the United States and buried
in Section 18 of Arlington National Cemetery with other casualties of that
For more information on the Siberian Expedition,
see the profile of Major General William Sidney Graves
the United States Army Section.
WASHINGTON, December 4, 1929 - The bodies of three American soldiers, which for ten years had lain in the frozen soil of the Archangel front of Northern Russia, arrived here this morning and were taken to Fort Myer, Virginia. There they will rest in vaults until Thursday, when they will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
The bodies were those of members of the force sent into Russia in 1918.
Those of Elmer E. Speicher,
Cook of Company C, 339th Infantry, and Louis
Syzmanski, a Private in the same company, were brought here at the
request of their next of kin. The third was that of James T. Ida,
Private in the 337th Ambulance Corps, who was a native of Japan.