Harry S. Truman

Early Career

What was his military service?

Truman joined the Missouri National Guard in 1905, leaving after six years. When the country entered World War I, Truman reenlisted in the National Guard. His unit became a regular army force. He served in the One Hundred and Twenty-Ninth Field Artillery and saw combat action in Europe at the Vognes Mountains near the France-Germany border. He left the war as a major.


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