PFC Deloris Ruddock PFC Deloris Ruddock enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps in October 1943 in Washington, DC. She would be assigned to the history-making 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the first and only all-female African American unit deployed overseas during WWII. They were sent to Birmingham, England and Rouen, France to sort through the two year logjam of mail to send to American troops…

 
 

Elizabeth Bernice Barker Johnson Elizabeth Bernice Barker is a World War II veteran of the 6888th Central Postal Battalion of the Women’s Army Corps. Ms. Barker and her sisters in arms were members of an all-African American female unit responsible for sorting the backlog of mail to maintain the morale of Americans stationed in Europe. Watch more of AVC’s…

 
 

Anna Mae Robertson Anna Mae Robertson served in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II, and was assigned to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. The “Six Triple Eight” was the first and only all-female African American unit deployed overseas during WWII. Ms. Robertson shares her experience, along with her daughter Janice Banyard, and they reflect on the legacy…

 
 

Arnold Taylor, World War II MP Arnold Taylor, Military Policeman with the 99th Infantry Division, shares a moving story about an encounter with a kind German woman following the end of World War II. Mr. Taylor witnessed the terrible impact of war on the German people, and the horrors he encountered turned him into a man of peace. Watch more of AVC’s oral histories.

 
 

Carl Felton, World War II Veteran Carl Felton, US Navy veteran of World War II, talks candidly about the difficulty of coming home after World War II. “I had a hard time ringing the doorbell,” he recalls. Check out more of AVC’s oral histories.