The SixTripleEight CPD “Quiet Warriors”: No Mail, Low Morale

During WWII the 6888th (SixTripleEight) Central Postal Directory (CPD) all-black women battalion cleared nearly 20 million messages for Allied forces, The battalion adhered to the motto “No mail, low morale”.

Despite exceptional performance and historic significance they have not been fully recognized…and now a documentary aims to correct that oversight.

Service medals weren’t given to members of the battalion until 2014 and only last year a monument was dedicated in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. This year the battalion finally received an Army Meritorious Unit Citation…although the US Army history site makes it seem like a lot more has happened during the prior 70 years.

Four members of the 6888th. Source: United States Department of Defense.

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