Charles J. Vopicka, the American minister, and Ryland B. Andrews, manager of the Standard Oil company, were in touch when Romania entered the war on the Allied side in August 1916. In January 1917, they both left Romania and returned to the United States. Andrews was probably aware of the Anglo-Romanian Destruction Committee plan, which included the destruction of Standard Oil’s refinery before the arrival of the German troops and shared his war experience with Military Intelligence Section of the War Department in Washington, D.C. This led to his assignment as the U.S. Military Attaché in Romania.
Vopicka served as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria during World War I and remained in this position until two years after its conclusion.
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