I saw this today on CNN – This all-Black Women’s Army Corps unit from WWII may finally receive a Congressional Gold Medal: https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/15/us/6888-battalion-black-women-wwii-congress-trnd/index.html. Longer article.
By Neelam Bohra and Radhika Marya, CNN July 16, 2021
(CNN)Members of the Women’s Army Corps’ all-Black 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion had to fight racial discrimination, gender discrimination and the war itself during World War II.
After traveling overseas in 1945, the unit, nicknamed “Six Triple Eight,” survived encounters with Nazi U-boats and a German rocket explosion before spending months sorting through unheated warehouses stacked to the ceiling with mail and packages, according to the US Army Center of Military history. The battalion cleared a six-month backlog of mail in just three months.
But this year, the US Senate passed legislation to grant a Congressional Gold Medal to the battalion.