Passage of S. Res. 412 comes before the dedication of a memorial honoring the battalion’s service at Fort Leavenworth
Oct 04 2018
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today issued the following statement after the Senate unanimously passed his resolution honoring the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion:
“I’m delighted the Senate unanimously adopted my resolution, S. Res. 412, honoring the women of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, and that these women and their dedicated service to our nation are on their way to getting the recognition they deserve. This Senate-approved measure and the construction of a memorial at Fort Leavenworth will increase awareness of these brave soldiers’ service to make certain the Battalion and their sacrifices for our nation are not forgotten.”
The 6888th Postal Directory Battalion – the “Six-Triple Eight” – was the only all-black, all-female battalion to serve overseas during World War II. The unit served at home and in Europe where they sorted and routed mail for millions of American service members and civilians. A memorial, with a planned dedication this fall, will honor the battalion at the Buffalo Soldier Memorial Park on Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.