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Louis W. Truman

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Lieutenant General Louis Watson Truman (June 20, 1908 – December 2, 2004) was a senior United States Army officer. He served as Commanding General of the Third United States Army. Truman's father, Major General Ralph E. Truman, was a cousin of President Harry S. Truman, and he served as his Aide-de-Camp during Truman's inauguration in 1948. Military service In 1926, Truman enlisted in Company E, 140th Infantry Regiment, stationed at Kennett, Missouri. In July 1928, he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point. Upon graduation in June 1932, he was commissioned an infantry second lieutenant. Truman's first duty assignment was the 6th Infantry Regiment at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. In 1936, Truman was assigned to Fort Benning, Georgia, where he completed the Infantry School and the Tank School. Next, he served a two-year tour of duty at Fort Davis, in the Canal Zone and then returned to Fort Benning in September 1940 to be a staff and logistics officer in the
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