Walter Kovacs is fond of Truman and considered him an exemplar of a good American like his father was, thinking that by dropping the atom bomb on Hiroshima he had saved millions of lives. He claims that if he hadn't of, many more people would have died from war.
When Kovacs was little, his mother told him that his father (whom he never met) liked Truman, while she didn't; they got into political arguments until he left her. Young Kovacs believed that his father was perhaps an aide to Truman.
It is of note that according to narration, Walter Kovacs's father had left Sylvia long before Truman took office, therefore it would be impossible for the couple to have arguments about him; this is an indication that Sylvia made up this explanation to quiet Walter's questions.
| Preceded by|
Franklin D. Roosevelt
| Harry S. Truman|
April 12, 1945 – January 20, 1953
| Succeeded by|
Dwight D. Eisenhower