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Tue Jul 13, 2021, 08:12 AM

Black female WWII unit hoping to get congressional honor

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By MICHAEL CASEY

BOSTON (AP) Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon and her Army colleagues never dwelled on being the only Black battalion of women to serve in Europe during World War II. They had a job to do.

The 6888th Central Directory Postal Battalion was credited with solving a growing mail crisis during its stint in England and, upon their return, serving as a role model to generations of Black women who joined the military.

But for decades, the exploits of the 855 members never got wider recognition until now.

The Senate passed legislation that would award members of the battalion, affectionately known as the Six Triple Eight, with the Congressional Gold Medal.

FULL story: https://apnews.com/article/business-race-and-ethnicity-racial-injustice-0f59eba34c40098c3c0814c51cfeb7fd

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 08:29 AM

1. Do it today. n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 09:33 AM

2. The Congressional Gold Medal.

With the "Why The Hell Didn't We Do This Before?" oak leaf cluster.

Today.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 11:04 AM

3. Thank you. Would you consider cross-posting this in Women's Rights And Issues?

Thank in advance,

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Response to niyad (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 01:10 PM

4. Done!


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