Harry S. Truman sent this photo of himself home during World War I.
September 26, 1918: During the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, The 35th Division manned by Missourians and led by Captain Harry Truman, among others, fired 3,000 rounds of seventy-five millimeter ammunition from 4 AM to 8 AM. The Germans were pushed back seven miles in this battle, but 675 Missourians died and 4,561 Missourians were wounded.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.