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Teenage War Hero Arrested in Los Angeles

February 10, 2010 |  2:00 am


Feb. 10, 1910, War Hero

Feb. 10, 1910, War Hero 

Feb. 10, 1910: The Times reports the adventures of Ian (possibly Jan) Koutnik, described as a “hero of the Czech-Slovak troops.” Young Ian, loose in the city en route to be adopted in Chicago,  was arrested on suspicion of being a Bolshevik spy and stripped of his medals by authorities. Curiously enough, I can find no further information on this young lad either in The Times or through Google.

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