PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/12/1950 - HFSID 3296
Sale Price $595.00
HARRY S TRUMAN
President Truman sends copies of letters to and from "Younker's" and will see that his correspondent, a former member of his Battery D, gets the $10 fee when it is received
Typed Letter Signed: "Harry Truman" as President, 1p, 7x8¾. Washington, D.C., 1950 December 12. On stationery of "The White House" to Mr. Fred J. Schmidt, Kansas City, Kansas. In full: "I am returning the card for Pierce. I am glad he has come back into the fold. I am also enclosing you a copy of the letter from Younker's and I am attaching a copy of my letter to Younker's with which I enclosed a copy of your letter to me. Should I receive the $10.00 fee I'll see that you get it. I hope everything is going well with you and that you have everything you want for Christmas. Sincerely yours". Pencil note (unknown hand) above first line of type indicates that the card for Pierce was "mailed 12-18-50". With original, typed mailing envelope, 3-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Washington, D.C., December 14, 1950. Enclosures 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). Pierce was LENORD PIERCE, who had been a Private in Battery D. YOUNKER'S, a department store, is currently under the Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. umbrella. 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. Slightly creased with fold, not at signature. Slightly shaded at upper margin. Fine condition.
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