11 interesting facts about black soldiers who served in the American army since 1775

Nduta Waweru May 27, 2019

First all-black female battalion in the world served in World War II

Known as the 6888 Central Postal Directory Battalion, the all black female battalion of the Women’s Army Corps were sent to parts of France and England to clear hundreds of backlogged mail.

They worked under dangerous and risky conditions in abandoned and infested aircraft and offices throughout the war.

Others worked as cooks, mechanics and nurse assistants.


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