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."

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