PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/06/1949 - HFSID 3286
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HARRY S TRUMAN
President Truman expresses his regrets over the deaths of two of the wives of former members of his Battery D, and he will try to send expressions of sympathy to the families of the deceased
Typed Letter Signed: "Harry Truman" as President, 1p, 7x8¾. Washington, D.C., 1949 July 6. On stationery of "The White House" to Mr. Fred J. Schmidt, Kansas City, Kansas. In full: "I appreciated your letter of the 29th, and I am certainly sorry to hear of Mrs. John Higginbotham's death, and of the passing of Mrs. Tom L. Taylor. I will try and get word to their families to express my sympathy. Sincerely yours". With original, typed mailing envelope, 3-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Washington, D.C., July 6, 1949. FRED J. SCHMIDT was a Sergeant in Battery D during WWII. Truman commanded Battery D from July 11, 1918 until the end of WWI (November 11, 1918). JOHN HIGGINBOTHAM was a Private in Battery D. TOM L. TAYLOR was a Sergeant in Battery D. HARRY S TRUMAN (1884-1972) served as 33rd U.S. President from 1945-1953. The former U.S. Senator from Missouri (1935-1945), who had been elected FDR's Vice President in 1944, assumed the presidency upon FDR's death on April 12, 1945. Faced with the ordeal of ending WWII (1939-1945), Truman ordered the atomic bombings on Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9). He fought the Cold War with the Truman Doctrine, a policy reducing Communist pressures on Greece and Turkey through economic and military aid. During his second term, Truman sent U.S. forces to South Korea to repel invading North Korean troops. After leaving the presidency, Truman returned to Independence, Missouri, where he wrote his memoirs and was actively involved in the creation and expansion of the Truman Library. Encapsulated. Lightly creased with fold, not at signature. Staple holes at upper left blank corner. Fine condition.
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