PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/06/1950 - HFSID 3287
Sale Price $595.00
HARRY S TRUMAN
President Truman thanks a former member of his Battery D for a clipping about the appointment of a Postmaster, who had also been a member of Battery D
Typed Letter Signed: "Harry Truman" as President, 1p, 7x8¾. Washington, D.C., 1950 September 6. On stationery of "The White House" to Mr. Fred J. Schmidt, Kansas City, Kansas. In full: "Thanks for your letter of the first, enclosing me a clipping about Joe Coyle. I know Joe will make a good Postmaster. I am returning the duplicate card for 'Skinny' Richetts. Sincerely yours". With original typed mailing envelope, 3-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Washington, D.C., September 6, 1950. Enclosure not present. 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).JOE COYLE, a Corporal in Battery D, had been wounded in action during WWI. 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. Light paper clip impressions at upper left and right margins. Fine condition.
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