DAYTON, OHIO (WDTN) – Honor American history, as well as the women of the Women’s Army Corps by watching the documentary “SixTripleEight.” Tribute to Dayton Native, LTC Charity Adams and the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion.
In 1945, the U.S. Army sent 855 black women from the Women’s Army Corps “WAC” to England and France to clear the mail backlog from the European theater of operations. The battalion, known as SixTripleEight, was the only all-black female battalion to serve in Europe during World War II.
Faced with racism and sexism from their own leaders and troops, they served with honor and distinction while quickly accomplishing their mission. By the end of the war, the SixTripleEight had cleared over 17 million outstanding pieces of mail, ensuring troops remained in contact with loved ones back home.
They have never been fully recognized until now. Watch the trailer or buy tickets to attend screenings. Catch the documentary at the Wilberforce University screening on Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. or at Sinclair College on Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. Members of the public can also view the film during the wreath laying at Woodland Cemetery on Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.
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