The Army Women’s Museum gets a lot of research requests but one that was especially unique was from an archivist in Petit Quevilly/Rouen, France that was looking for information related to the arrival of the 6888th, US Army Central Postal Directory Battalion, in France. The archivist was planning an exhibit about Major Charity Adams and the WACs of the “Six Triple Eight” that came to tackle the backlog of US mail for American troops. The AWM staff found the information and sent it on but sure had no idea of what would follow. A few months later, the French archivist sent pictures of the 6888th exhibit and followed it up with a copy of a Petit Quevilly proclamation that they named one of their new streets in honor of Charity Adams. This was such exciting news and so well-deserved!!
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