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GBN Daily Drop for January 27, 2022: 6888 Postal Directory Battalion (Black Landmarks‪)‬ Good Black News: The Daily Drop

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“No mail, no morale” was the motto of the 6888 Central Postal Directory Battalion, the United States Army’s only all-African American and all-female unit during World War II. In 2018 the battalion’s contributions were recognized with a monument erected in their honor at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.
More history of the 6888 can be found in the 1989 memoir One Woman’s Army: A Black Officer Remembers the WAC by former unit commander Charity Adams Earley, in Dr. Brenda L. Moore’s 1996 book To Serve My Country, To Serve My Race: The Story of the Only African American WACS Stationed Overseas During World War II, and at the US Army website history.army.mil, by searching Six Triple Eight.

“No mail, no morale” was the motto of the 6888 Central Postal Directory Battalion, the United States Army’s only all-African American and all-female unit during World War II. In 2018 the battalion’s contributions were recognized with a monument erected in their honor at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.
More history of the 6888 can be found in the 1989 memoir One Woman’s Army: A Black Officer Remembers the WAC by former unit commander Charity Adams Earley, in Dr. Brenda L. Moore’s 1996 book To Serve My Country, To Serve My Race: The Story of the Only African American WACS Stationed Overseas During World War II, and at the US Army website history.army.mil, by searching Six Triple Eight.

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