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The Hidden History of Black Women World War II Vets

Get to know the Six Triple Eight

1945 unknown newspaper article. Image: Six Triple Eight family member Hunt-Martin

Three years ago, I embarked on a project to honor the unheralded Black Women’s Army Corps World War II unit, the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, also called the Six Triple Eight. I was part of a volunteer team that raised funds to dedicate a monument in their honor at Buffalo Soldier Park in Fort Leavenworth…

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Col. (Ret.) Edna W. Cummings, U.S. Army

Col. (Ret.) Edna W. Cummings, U.S. Army

Army Veteran-Six Triple Eight Advocate and Documentary Producer: sharing stories about the only black WACS to serve in Europe during WWII