It will be given to an all-black World War II unit

The Congressional Gold Medal will finally be awarded to an all-Black Women's Army Corps unit that sorted millions of pieces of mail in unheated warehouses during World War II

The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, also known as the "Six Triple Eight," received a Congressional Gold Medal

Bill states that it was given "in recognition of their pioneering military service, devotion to duty,

And contributions to increase personnel morale in the European theatre of operations during World War II."

According to the National World War II Museum, the unit processed 17 million pieces of mail by the war's end

During World War II, the military was segregated, as was the rest of the country

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