Lena King, 6888 Central Postal Directory Battalion U.S. Army, World War II

Lena King, 6888 Central Postal Directory Battalion U.S. Army, World War II

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As World War II in Europe unfolded, the U.S. Army encountered a massive backlog of mail for the troops. Officers knew that no mail for meant low morale, so the 6888 Central Postal Directory Battalion was born.

This unit of African-American women in the Army was was sent to Birmingham, England, and tasked with organizing a three-year pile of mail in six months. They did it in three months. Then they tackled a similar mess in Rouen, France.

Yet, when the women of the 6888 came home, there ... See More

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