This episode marks the last in our 3-part series about the remarkable women who served in the all-black 6888th Battalion of the U.S. Army in Europe during WWII. The women tackled a years-long pile-up of mail and parcels destined for the war front – eliminating a 7+ million backlog of mail in 3 months.
Col. Edna W. Cummings (retired) joined the show to talk about being instrumental as a driving force behind the formal recognition of the 6888th’s accomplishments and service via the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal. Bill S.633 (H.R. 1012), submitted to the U.S. Senate in Feb 2021 by U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and is currently with the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee.
Janice Martin (RN, retired), daughter of Indiana Hunt Martin of the 6888th, joined the show to talk about her mother’s service. And, being Women’s History Month, we talked about the forgotten history of black American women’s service in the U.S. military.
If you would like your Congressperson to support this bill, and honor the service of the 688th Battalion, you can contact your member of congress and ask them to co-sponsor House Bill H.R. 1012.
Organizations can send letters of support to Rep. Chris Goldson (WI): Chris.Goldson@mail.house.gov
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