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AfriGeneas Military Research Forum Archive

Re: FEMALE OFFICERS - WORLD WAR II

Cynthia,

A BIG AMEN to everything you wrote.

In 1997 I was given permission to publish in LEST WE FORGET, the quarterly, an article "BLACK WOMEN IN THE MILITARY" by Kathryn Sheldon, at that time the curator of the Women in Military Service For America Foundation, Inc.

The last paragraph of the article stated, "In keeping with Black History Month, the Women in Military Service Memorial Foundation is asking black servicewomen veterans, active duty, Guard and Reserve to register your service experiences with the Foundation in order to record the full history of all minority women. Efforts will continue to locate and register women of all races. Please call 1-800-4-SALUTE for more information".

I called the above number after reading your message and requested permission to post the article, and was advised they would review the article for possible updates and call me back.

Published with the article in 1997 were three photos with captions borrowed from the foundation - nine Black nurses in World War I, six members of the 6888th Central Postal Battalion in World War II, and members of the 11th Evacuation Hospital (integrated), Wonju, Korea in 1951.

Bennie


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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