• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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    The Truman Home and Visitor Center will be closed on Wed. July 16 and Mon, July 21. Please check back for updates.

Bess Truman: Courtship & Marriage

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Harry S Truman in his National Guard uniform. Credit: Truman Library

Harry Truman joined the National Guard in 1905 at age 21. He served two 3-year terms. Later, in the army reserves, he was eventually promoted to major, and, by the mid-'thirties, was a full colonel.