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"The SixTripleEight" Film Screening and Interview with Veteran & Producer Elizabeth Helm-Frazier

Jun
28
Mon
The SixTripleEight

Please join us for a screening of "The SixTripleEight" followed by an interview of retired Army Master Sergeant and Film Producer Elizabeth Helm-Frazier by EKU Oral Historian Neil Kasiak.

Date and Time:  Monday, June 28th, 10:00 am-12:00 pm*

Location:  Dick Mayo Allen Auditorium (Library 108)

*Complimentary box lunch provided to all participants

In February 1945, the U.S. Army sent 855 black women from the Women’s Army Corps (WACs) to England and France to clear the backlog of mail in the European Theater of Operations.  The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the SixTripleEight, was the only all-black female battalion to serve in Europe during WWII. 

Confronted with racism and sexism from their own leadership and troops, they served with honor and distinction completing their mission in six months.  By war’s end, the SixTripleEight had cleared over 17 million pieces of backlogged mail ensuring the troops stayed in touch with their loved ones back home. 

The last of the women returned home in March 1946.   They were never fully recognized…until now.

Seating is limited.  Click HERE to reserve your spot now!

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