Monday, March 2, 2009

Women of the Six Triple Eight

From CNN:
"The honors were late but still well-received Wednesday for members of the first all-African-American, all-female unit to serve overseas in World War II.

During the war, nearly 1,000 women from the "Six-Triple Eight" Central Postal Battalion moved mountains of mail for millions of American service members and civilians that clogged warehouses in England and France.

Their service to their country had been overlooked for years, starting with when they returned to the United States from assignments overseas."

1 comment:

Jeri Marshall said...

My mother Odessa Taylor Marshall is 94 yrs old and served as one of the proud African American Women of the "Six Triple Eight." Odessa and my Father Joseph Earl Marshall served in WWII and I believe they may be the oldest living African American married couple of WWII. I am interested in knowing more about the Women of the Six Triple Eight and may be contact at Ji_marshall@yahoo.com ~ Son of WWII African American WAAC