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Obscure unit of black women kept mail flowing to WWII troops

 

November 24, 2019



MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx honored Indiana Hunt-Martin, one of seven surviving members of a pioneering World War II unit of black women, during its annual Veterans Day salute Friday, Nov. 8, at FedEx Express World Headquarters.

Hunt-Martin, 97, was a private in the 6888th Central Postal Director Battalion, a little-known unit that was tasked with untangling a giant postal snafu and making sure the Greatest Generation's armed forces got their letters and packages from home.

Hunt-Martin served in England and France in 1944-45 with "the Six Triple Eight," which is the subject of a recent do...



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