FILE: Following ceremonies in the Pentagon building, February 7, 1948 at Washington, when the army's top command changed hands, President Truman is shown inspecting an oak leaf cluster he presented to Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, right, in lieu of a third distinguished service medal. Eisenhower was succeeded February 7 as Chief of Staff by Gen. Omar N. Bradley. (AP Photo)
FILE: U.S. President Harry S. Truman, left, is greeted by Gen. Dwight Eisenhower upon his arrival at Antwerp, Belgium, July 20, 1945 during World War II. The president, attending the Potsdam Conference, traveled aboard the USS Augusta en route to Antwerp.
FILE: The White House of the 1940s and ’50s had a most Midwestern flavor: Missouri’s Harry S. Truman, center, became the 33rd president in 1945, and Kansas’ Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, right, followed him in 1953 as the 34th.
FILE: Captain Eisenhower with the tank corps Camp Meade, Maryland 1919
FILE: That's Lauren Bacall perched atop a piano being played by Vice President Harry Truman at the press club in Washington.
FILE: Dwight Eisenhower, left, campaigned in downtown Kansas City with his wife, Mamie Eisenhower, in the 1950s.
FILE: Harry Truman and his wife, Bess, shown here in a Truman Library handout photo, posed while reading congratulatory telegrams the day after Truman's November 1934 election to the U.S. Senate at their home in Independence, Mo. The Truman's family home served as the Missouri White House while Truman was president from 1945-53.
Truman Library handout
FILE: Sworn in by Chief Justice Harian Fiske Stone on April 12 1945, at 7:08 p.m., a few hours after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman became the 33rd President of the United States. Mrs. Truman and members of the cabinet stood solemnly by while the oath was taken.
** FILE **In this file photo released by the Eisenhower Library, Dwight Eisenhower stands with his future wife Mamie in San Antonio, Texas in 1916. A new book of letters between presidents and wives, based on the papers of 23 presidents held by the Library of Congress, fleshes out momentous periods of history with the full range of human emotion. Eisenhower, as allied commander for Europe in World War II, tried in several letters to his stateside wife, Mamie, to shoot down rumors he was involved with his driver, Kay Summersby, with whom he formed an intense friendship. "I've no emotional involvements and will have none," he told his wife.
** FILE ** Dwight D. Eisenhower is shown with his bride, Mamie, shortly after their wedding in Denver, Colorado, July 1, 1916.
FILE: Harry Truman and Bess Truman.
FILE: Harry and Bess Truman.
COURTESY OF BRADLEY SMITH
COURTESY OF BRADLEY SMITH
FILE: General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the order of the day. “Full victory - nothing else.” to paratroopers somewhere in England, just before they boarded their planes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe, June 6, 1944.
FILE: This is the scene censors viewed as the two-millionth foot of motion picture film reviewed since D-Day reached the screen at SHAEF film censorship theater and showed U.S. Gen, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, talking with men of the American Divison D-Day, June 6,1944.
FILE: Gen. Dwight Eisenhower stands on the cliff overlooking Omaha Beach on the Normandy coast in France as he makes an anniversary visit to the scene of the 1945 D-Day landing of the Allied troops, June 9, 1951.
FILE: General Dwight Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, sits at the wheel of his jeep somewhere in France, as he prepares to drive to meet representatives of each Allied country to deliver his Christmas message to all Allied forces in this Dec. 28, 1944, file photo. The man from Abilene led the Normandy Invasion as Supreme Allied Commander during World War II. He served as president in 1953-61, and his achievements include creation of the interstate highway system.
FILE: In November 1946, President Harry S. Truman stopped to sign an autograph for his 11-year-old neighbor, Virginia Jennings.
FILE: Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower sits in a car and chats with his wife Mamie, who met him at National Airport in Washington, Oct. 27, 1950, as he arrived in a B-17 plane from Charleston, W.V., for talks with Army officials the next day. Signs are multiplying that the general is slated for the supreme command of the Allied forces in Europe.
FILE: President Harry Truman greets his daugther, Margaret, at Union Station in Washington, D.C. in 1948.
FILE: In spring 1943 Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed a new wool Army jacket cut at the waist. He was dissatisfied with the results produced by the Army, though, and turned the matter over to a staff tailor, who came up with this version. The jackets became known as Eisenhower jackets or Ike jackets.
FILE: Almost every photo of Truman shows him looking dapper. He poses here at his post-presidential office at the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City.
FILE: President Harry Truman.
FILE: Local photographer Barth photographed several presidents when they visited Kansas City. Dwight Eisenhower arrived with grandson David, who during this visit was packing heat.
FILE: President Dwight D. Eisenhower
FILE: Queen Elizabeth greets President Eisenhower as he arrives for a state dinner at the British embassy in Washington in this 1957 file photo.
FILE: Medicare Card No. 1 was issued to Harry S. Truman.
** FILE ** In this Dec. 6, 1960 file photo, President Eisenhower shakes hands with President-elect John F. Kennedy as he arrives at the White House in Washington. After the three-hour meeting, an aide later described Eisenhower as "overwhelmed by Senator Kennedy, his understanding of the world problems, the depth of his questions, his grasp of the issues and the keenness of his mind."