“Six Triple Eight”, an All Black Female Battalion, Lifted Morale Sorting Mail During World War II
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By Gloria Zuurveen
“The women of the Six Triple Eight deserve to have a special place in history for their service to our country,” said United States Senator for Kansas Jerry Moran about a courageous, all-black female battalion who served in World War II.
The women, nicknamed “Six Triple Eight”, were assigned to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion during World War II. The unit served at home and in Europe where they sorted and routed mail for millions of American service members and civilians.
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