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Harry S. Truman in his uniform as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army, Battery D, 129th Field Artillery, 35th Division, September 1917.

Captain Harry Truman served in France during WWI as commander of Battery D of the 129th Field Artillery from 1917-1919.

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Harry S Truman, Thirty-Third President of the United States - Credit: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-88849 DLC

US President Harry Truman did not formally order the execution of Operation Paperclip until August 1945. Truman's order expressly excluded anyone found "to have been a member of the Nazi Party, and more than a nominal participant in its activities, or an active supporter of Nazi militarism." However, those restrictions would have rendered ineligible most of the leading scientists the JIOA had identified for recruitment