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Black female WWII unit to get congressional honor

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As the only Black battalion of women in Europe during World War II, Major Fannie Griffin McClendon and her colleagues never gave much thought to making history. They had a job to do. The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was credited with solving a growing mail crisis during its stint in England and, upon their return, serving as a role model to generations of Black women joining the military. But their exploits for decades were largely forgotten — until now.

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