July, 1945: President Truman attends Potsdam Conference in Germany

During the Potsdam Conference, the victorious Allies determined the division of postwar Europe.  Captain James K. Vardaman Jr., son of Governor James K. Vardaman,  served as President Truman’s naval aide and attended this conference with him.

Image:  Presidential flags signify the presence of the commander in chief.  This one was flown aboard the USS Augusta and at the Potsdam Conference.

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