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Military Ring

Harry S Truman National Historic Site, National Park Service

Harry S Truman National Historic Site, National Park Service

Military seal ring of Battery D, 129th Field Artillery, National Guard.
After being promoted to captain, Truman took command of Battery D on July 11, 1918. The unit had such a bad reputation that Truman admitted years later that he was so scared the first time he spoke to the unit, he couldn't say a word. The men of Battery D came to respect Truman through his fair and even-handed leadership. They later became his greatest political supporters after the war.

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