Harry S. Truman is the 33rd President of the United States. He ordered the atomic bombardment of Hiroshima in 1945.

Walter Kovacs is fond of Truman and considered him an exemplar of a good American like his father was,[1] 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.[2]

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.[2]


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.

Rorschach's stances on Truman and Ozymandias show an inconsistent morality: he supports Truman because he believes that killing people was necessary to end a war; whereas Ozymandias practically does the same, Rorschach refuses to subscribe to his vision and considers his act an evil that must be punished.


  1. Chapter I: At Midnight, All the Agents...
  2. 2.0 2.1 My Parents
33rd President of the United States
Preceded by
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
April 12, 1945 – January 20, 1953
Succeeded by
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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