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Learn the Inspirational Story of Truman in WWI with This New Exhibit

Learn about the life-changing events in World War I shaped one of America’s most revered presidents at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum’s new exhibit, Heroes or Corpses: Captain Truman in World War I. This thorough exhibition 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.

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. 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. Throughout their service together, Captain Truman managed not to lose a single man, even though Battery D braved the largest action in American military history at that point—the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.

Commemorating the centennial of America’s involvement in World War I, this show presents visitors with the inspirational story of the future president’s leadership, service, and triumph. Be sure to see it all at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum!

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Event Time/Date:
Saturday, April 7, 2018—9:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
5151 Troost Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, Missouri 64110

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