The word is getting out on the story and accomplishments of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the first and only all-Black Women’s Army Corps battalion to deploy during WWII. CBS producer, Betty Chin, saw The Stars and Stripes article on the 6888th resulting from our AUSA Annual Meeting Leader Development Forum in October and reached out to COL Edna Cummings, USA Retired, who was mentioned in the article. COL Cummings, who is a staunch advocate and champion of the 6888th, furnished details to pull the story together for their program – Profiles in Service. On 14 November 2019, the CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell aired the segment about the 6888th. The link is below.
The story of the 6888th is one of service to the nation, from recruitment, unit formation, postal operations – sorting and delivering letters from home to the front lines, to the battalion’s unheralded return to the US. They finally are getting the recognition they so richly deserve. The Army Women’s Foundation honored the 6888th by inducting them into Hall of Fame in 2016. The unit is currently under consideration for a Congressional Gold Medal. Please contact your Member of Congress to offer support.
To view the article and segment, click the link below