October 17, 2021

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Borne the Battle 258: Army/Air Force Veteran Fannie Griffin McClendon, WWII Veteran, 6888 Battalion

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U.S. Army Veteran Fannie Griffin McClendon served with the only overseas
All-Black Women’s Army BN unit known as the "Six Triple Eight." On Borne the
Battle, Fannie shares how the unit persevered through hardships while
unclogging the mail system in England so frontline troops were delivered
letters from their loved ones back home, which was integral in the Allied
Victory. She also discusses how the battalion will soon be honored with a
congressional gold medal.
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0:00 – Intro
2:38 – Formation of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion of WWII
4:30 – The Hardships of Being a Part of an All-Black All Female Battalion
6:38 – Casualties for the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion
9:28 – The Importance of the History of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion
10:28 – Congressional Gold Medal
11:23 – Discharged from the Army then Joining the Air Force
12:45 – Becoming the First Female Commander in the Air Force
14:40 – Leadership Qualities Needed to Lead in the Military
17:36 – Best Friend or Greatest Mentor While in Service
24:35 – Opening an Antique Store after Leaving the Service
29:15 – Something Learned in Service That She Still Applies Today
33:34 – Outro

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