Moore, Brenda L.

To Serve My Country, to Serve My Race : The Story of the Only African-American WACS Stationed Overseas During World War II - New York : NYU Press, 1996. - 1 online resource (306 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; List of Tables and Figures; 1 Introduction; 2 A Changing Military Structure; 3 Fight Our Battles and Claim Our Victories; 4 Just American Soldiers Going to Do a Job; 5 Serving in the European Theater of Operations, January 1945-March 1946; 6 Life after Military Service; 7 Cohesion, Conflict, and Phenomenology; 8 Epilogue; Appendix A; Interviewees; Appendix B; Survey of Members of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion*; Appendix C Roster Containing Names, Ranks, and Serial Numbers of 742 6888th MembersNotes; Bibliography; Index

I would have climbed up a mountain to get on the list [to serve overseas]. We were going to do our duty. Despite all the bad things that happened, America was our home. This is where I was born. It was where my mother and father were. There was a feeling of wanting to do your part. --Gladys Carter, member of the 6888th. To Serve My Country, to Serve my Race is the story of the historic 6888th, the first United States Women's Army Corps unit composed of African-American women to serve overseas. While African-American men and white women were invited, if belatedly, to serve their country abroad,

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United States -- Armed Forces -- African Americans.
United States. Army. -- Women's Army Corps.
World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female.


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