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Attain Insight on the Captivating Story of Former President Truman At This Special Exhibit

There we were watching New York’s skyline diminish, and wondering if we’d be heroes or corpses, Harry S. Truman later recalled as he departed New York for the battlefields of France in the spring of 1918. Truman returned a hero, and his service helped set him on the path to the presidency.

Heroes or Corpses: Captain Truman in World War I tells the captivating story of Truman’s service in the Great War through never-before-exhibited photographs, personal letters and more than 40 artifacts from Truman’s personal World War I collection. View the loving cup that members of Battery D purchased for Captain Truman with money they pooled together following the war.

Upon entry in the National Guard, Truman was put in command of Battery D of the 129th Field Artillery, 35th Division, an unruly bunch that grew to respect him as he proved his leadership skills. World War I helped transform Harry Truman into the man who would one day become one of the most respected presidents in our nation’s history.

Commemorate the centennial of America’s involvement and Truman’s service in World War I, and view this story of leadership and triumph on display this year only at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum!

If you feel like escaping Waterside Residences on Quivira, the premier apartments in Lenexa, Kansas, for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!

Event Time/Date:
Monday, July 16, 2018—9:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
500 West Highway 24
Independence, Missouri 64050

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