Preisent Harry S. Truman
Photo Credit: U.S. Army
President Harry S. Truman and Secretary of the Army Frank Pace Jr. pose with members of the integrated 82nd Airborne Division on Feb. 27, 1951 at the White House Rose Garden. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 in 1948 but the armed forces were not fully integrated until 1954.
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