PRESIDENT HARRY TRUMAN SIGNED 2ND INAUGURATION DAY WITH WWI COMRADES
PRESIDENT HARRY TRUMAN SIGNED 2ND INAUGURATION DAY WITH WWI COMRADES:
PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN HAS BREAKFAST WITH HIS WWI COMMRADES ON THE MORNING OF HIS 2ND INAUGURATION, JANUARY 20, 1949Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) Signed Second Inauguration Day "President's Breakfast" Menu, "Harry S. Truman",1 page, 6 1/2x4 1/4 inches, edges gilt; the breakfast was held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington and was organized by his World War I comrades from Battery D, 129th Field Artillery. Later that day, the men in Battery D marched in the inaugural parade. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States from 1945 to 1953, succeeding upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt after serving as vice president. On this date his WWI comrades celebrate his 2nd Inauguration. WWI: In mid-1918, about one million soldiers of the American Expeditionary Forces were in France. Truman was promoted to captain and became commander of Battery D, 129th Field Artillery, 35th Division, and saw action during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. In an event memorialized in battery lore as "The Battle of Who Run", his soldiers began to flee during a sudden night attack by the Germans in the Vosges Mountains; Truman succeeded at ordering his men to stay and fight, using profanity from his railroad days. The men were so surprised to hear Truman use such language that they immediately obeyed. In other action during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Truman's battery provided support for George S. Patton's tank brigade, and fired some of the last shots of the war on November 11, 1918. Battery D did not lose any men while under Truman's command in France. The war was a transformative experience by which Truman manifested his leadership qualities and this breakfast was testament to the respect and loyalty of his military comrades. Truman volunteered for active military service during WWII, but was not accepted, partly because of age, and partly because President Franklin D. Roosevelt desired Senators and Congressman who belonged to the military reserves to support the war effort by remaining in Congress. In fine condition, with minor age toning. #11729ZLW Certificate of Authenticity This item has been authenticated and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by our parent company, History Makers Autographs. We financially stand behind our COA. Our commitment to authenticity and customer satisfaction are the reasons why we've been able to stay in business for so long (since 1985)! Ask us about our PSA/DNA and JSA authentication guarantee. YES, WE DO OFFER A LAYAWAY PLAN THIS IS AN ORIGINAL HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPH. We do not sell reprints or facsimile autographs. This is our 34th year in business. We closed our retail galleries and now are totally internet sales oriented. We are a long-time member of UACC #RD337, PADAH, and the Manuscript Society. Our collectibles make for fantastic additions to long standing collections, great starting points for new collectors looking for trusted authentic material, and make for a truly unique gifts for that special person in your life or corporate gift for a special client. If you have any questions feel free to contact us. Be sure to add us to your favorites list. Also take a look at the hundreds of other items we have in our store. History Makers Autographs offers one of the strongest guarantees available by any dealer. We unconditionally guarantee the authenticity of the document/artwork, without time limit, to the original purchaser. Every item we sell comes with a Certificate of Authenticity clearly stating this guarantee. International Buyers Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up; do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.