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PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/15/1949 - HFSID 3294

HARRY S TRUMAN President Truman sends autographs and information to a former member of his Battery D Typed Letter Signed: "Harry Truman" as President, 1p, 7x8¾. Washington, D.C., 1949 July 15. On stationery of "The White House" to Mr. Fred J.

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HARRY S TRUMAN
President Truman sends autographs and information to a former member of his Battery D
Typed Letter Signed: "Harry Truman" as President, 1p, 7x8¾. Washington, D.C., 1949 July 15. On stationery of "The White House" to Mr. Fred J. Schmidt, Kansas City, Kansas. In full: "Enclosed are the cards for - Frederick L. Howard, and Lucian L. Lucas. Joe Major's address is - #4632 Reservoir Road, N.W. Washington, D.C. He is working for the War Assets Administration. Sincerely yours". Enclosures not present. The cards are cards autographed by Truman for friends of his correspondent. 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). FREDERICK L. HOWARD was a Sergeant in the Headquarters Company of the 129th Field Artillery, which encompassed the 1st Battalion (Batteries A, B and C) and the 2nd Battalion (Batteries D, E and F). LUCIAN L. LUCAS was a Private in Battery D. JOSEPH P. "JOE" MAJOR, who became a Second Lieutenant, was a Sergeant in Battery A. 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. Fine condition.

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