LTC Pat Walker Locke, USA (Retired) moderated a panel with Veterans of the 6888th Central Postal Battalion at the American Veterans Center Annual Conference in Washington, DC last week. The 6888th was the only African American all-female unit sent overseas during World War II. Seven members of the original 855 are still living. Click the link below to watch Veterans of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion share memories of their service processing millions of pieces of backlogged mail for troops in the European theater.
LTC Pat Walker Locke is one of the first women graduates from the United States Military Academy. She is a member of the US Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame. Pat is a member of the Defense Advisory Committee On Women In The Service (DACOWITS). In that capacity, she advises the Secretary of Defense on numerous issues relating to women.
CSPAN 3: (34 mins) The following event aired Monday (Nov 11). https://www.c-span.org/video/?465763-2/african-american-women-army-corps-battalion