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Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213 x139
Fort Oglethorpe, GA: On Saturday, March 24, at 2 pm, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a special 1-hour talk at Chickamauga Battlefield exploring the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion and their service during WWII. This talk will take place inside the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center.
Many women gave up domestic life, or college life, temporarily when the United States entered WWII. They joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps/Women’s Army Corps to serve their country. Although the primary job of the 6888th was to get the backlog of mail out, they faced demoralization within their ranks. These soldiers had two strikes against them from the beginning, they were female, and they were African American. This program will explore many of the unit members’ experiences while serving their country.
For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.