History Happy Hour: The Women of the 6888th Central Postal Battalion

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Presented by Sandy Spring Museum at Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring MD

Jul 19, 2019

History Happy Hour: The Women of the 6888th Central Postal Battalion

The compelling story of the perseverance and success of the invisible heroes of the 6888th Battalion.

By February 1945, the morale of U.S. troops, government, and civilian personnel had severely decline because much-awaited letters and packages were not reaching them. The 6888th Battalion, nick-named the “Six Triple Eight,” was a unit of African-American service women who broke the military color barrier and braved horrific working conditions in warehouses in England and France to get the mail to its recipients. The service of the invisible heroes of the Six Triple Eight was finally

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