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PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/28/1949 - HFSID 3293

HARRY S TRUMAN President Truman sends a typed letter trying to pass along information about the "D" Battery company Typed Letter Signed: "Harry Truman" as President, 1p, 7x8¾. The White House, Washington, 1949 June 28. To Fred J.

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HARRY S TRUMAN
President Truman sends a typed letter trying to pass along information about the "D" Battery company
Typed Letter Signed: "Harry Truman" as President, 1p, 7x8¾. The White House, Washington, 1949 June 28. To Fred J. Schmidt, 1401 Fairfax Trafficway, Building "D", Kansas City, Kansas. In full: "I am enclosing (not present) you copy (sic) of Joe Major's certification from the Adjutant General of Missouri. It looks very much as if we will have to give him a card. My records do not show Frederick L. Howard as ever having been in 'D' Battery, although he may be in the same class as Joe Major - my records don't show that Joe was ever in the outfit. I'd suggest that you ask the Adjutant General for a certificate on Frederick L. Howard and maybe that will give you the facts." D Battery, 1st Battalion, 129th Field Artillery, holds the distinction of being the only D Battery in the Army. Field artillery batteries normally have A, B and C batteries. The battery was commanded by Capt. Harry S Truman during WWI. From 1905-1921 Truman was a Major in the Missouri National Guard Artillery. Harry S Truman had been Vice President only 82 days when he assumed the presidency upon Franklin D. Roosevelt's death (April 12, 1945). Faced with the ordeal of ending World War II, Truman oversaw the surrender of Germany (May 7) and ordered the atomic bombings on Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9). He fought the Cold War with the Truman Doctrine (1947), a policy granting Greece and Turkey $400 million in economic and military aid to help them fight Communist aggression. By the end of 1945, Truman had introduced economic measures which would become part of his Fair Deal program (1949). As a result, the minimum wage was increased from 40 to 75 cents an hour through an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, and Social Security benefits were extended to include approximately ten million more people (1950). In his second term, Truman ordered U.S. forces into action when North Korean troops invaded American-supported South Korea (1950). Lightly creased. Nail head-size stain at lower right blank margin. Overall, fine condition.

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