Black female WWII unit hoping to get congressional honor


              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows images of herself during her time in the military, Thursday, June 10, 2021, at her home in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon poses at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon pauses while speaking about her past at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon poses at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows an image of herself during her time in the military, at her home Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              In this photo provided by the U.S. Army Women’s Museum, members of the 6888th battalion sort mail with French civilians in Rouen, France, in 1945. The Women's Army Corps battalion, which made history as the only all-female Black unit to serve in Europe during World War II, is set to be honored by Congress. (U.S. Army Women's Museum via AP)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon pauses while speaking about her past at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon poses at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows an image of herself during her time in the military, at her home Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              In this photo provided by the U.S. Army Women’s Museum, members of the 6888th battalion sort mail with French civilians in Rouen, France, in 1945. The Women's Army Corps battalion, which made history as the only all-female Black unit to serve in Europe during World War II, is set to be honored by Congress. (U.S. Army Women's Museum via AP)
            
              In this photo provided by the U.S. Army Women's Museum, members of the 6888th battalion stand in formation in Birmingham, England, in 1945. The Women's Army Corps battalion, which made history as the only all-female Black unit to serve in Europe during World War II, is set to be honored by Congress. (U.S. Army Women's Museum via AP)
            
              In this photo provided by the U.S. Army Women's Museum, members of the 6888th battalion stand in formation in Birmingham, England, in 1945. The Women's Army Corps battalion, which made history as the only all-female Black unit to serve in Europe during World War II, is set to be honored by Congress. (U.S. Army Women's Museum via AP)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows images of herself during her time in the military, Thursday, June 10, 2021, at her home in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon poses at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon pauses while speaking about her past at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon poses at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows an image of herself during her time in the military, at her home Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              In this photo provided by the U.S. Army Women’s Museum, members of the 6888th battalion sort mail with French civilians in Rouen, France, in 1945. The Women's Army Corps battalion, which made history as the only all-female Black unit to serve in Europe during World War II, is set to be honored by Congress. (U.S. Army Women's Museum via AP)
            
              In this photo provided by the U.S. Army Women's Museum, members of the 6888th battalion stand in formation in Birmingham, England, in 1945. The Women's Army Corps battalion, which made history as the only all-female Black unit to serve in Europe during World War II, is set to be honored by Congress. (U.S. Army Women's Museum via AP)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon poses at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows an image of herself during her time in the military, at her home Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              In this photo provided by the U.S. Army Women's Museum, members of the 6888th battalion stand in formation in Birmingham, England, in 1945. The Women's Army Corps battalion, which made history as the only all-female Black unit to serve in Europe during World War II, is set to be honored by Congress. (U.S. Army Women's Museum via AP)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon poses at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon poses at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows an image of herself during her time in the military, at her home Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              In this photo provided by the U.S. Army Women’s Museum, members of the 6888th battalion sort mail with French civilians in Rouen, France, in 1945. The Women's Army Corps battalion, which made history as the only all-female Black unit to serve in Europe during World War II, is set to be honored by Congress. (U.S. Army Women's Museum via AP)
            
              In this photo provided by the U.S. Army Women's Museum, members of the 6888th battalion stand in formation in Birmingham, England, in 1945. The Women's Army Corps battalion, which made history as the only all-female Black unit to serve in Europe during World War II, is set to be honored by Congress. (U.S. Army Women's Museum via AP)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows images of herself during her time in the military, Thursday, June 10, 2021, at her home in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon poses at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon pauses while speaking about her past at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon poses at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows an image of herself during her time in the military, at her home Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              In this photo provided by the U.S. Army Women's Museum, members of the 6888th battalion stand in formation in Birmingham, England, in 1945. The Women's Army Corps battalion, which made history as the only all-female Black unit to serve in Europe during World War II, is set to be honored by Congress. (U.S. Army Women's Museum via AP)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows an image of herself during her time in the military, at her home Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              In this photo provided by the U.S. Army Women's Museum, members of the 6888th battalion stand in formation in Birmingham, England, in 1945. The Women's Army Corps battalion, which made history as the only all-female Black unit to serve in Europe during World War II, is set to be honored by Congress. (U.S. Army Women's Museum via AP)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon poses at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon poses at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows an image of herself during her time in the military, at her home Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              In this photo provided by the U.S. Army Women’s Museum, members of the 6888th battalion sort mail with French civilians in Rouen, France, in 1945. The Women's Army Corps battalion, which made history as the only all-female Black unit to serve in Europe during World War II, is set to be honored by Congress. (U.S. Army Women's Museum via AP)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows an image of herself during her time in the military, at her home Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              In this photo provided by the U.S. Army Women’s Museum, members of the 6888th battalion sort mail with French civilians in Rouen, France, in 1945. The Women's Army Corps battalion, which made history as the only all-female Black unit to serve in Europe during World War II, is set to be honored by Congress. (U.S. Army Women's Museum via AP)
            
              In this photo provided by the U.S. Army Women's Museum, members of the 6888th battalion stand in formation in Birmingham, England, in 1945. The Women's Army Corps battalion, which made history as the only all-female Black unit to serve in Europe during World War II, is set to be honored by Congress. (U.S. Army Women's Museum via AP)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows images of herself during her time in the military, Thursday, June 10, 2021, at her home in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon pauses while speaking about her past at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon poses at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows an image of herself during her time in the military, at her home Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              In this photo provided by the U.S. Army Women’s Museum, members of the 6888th battalion sort mail with French civilians in Rouen, France, in 1945. The Women's Army Corps battalion, which made history as the only all-female Black unit to serve in Europe during World War II, is set to be honored by Congress. (U.S. Army Women's Museum via AP)
            
              In this photo provided by the U.S. Army Women's Museum, members of the 6888th battalion stand in formation in Birmingham, England, in 1945. The Women's Army Corps battalion, which made history as the only all-female Black unit to serve in Europe during World War II, is set to be honored by Congress. (U.S. Army Women's Museum via AP)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows images of herself during her time in the military, Thursday, June 10, 2021, at her home in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon poses at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon poses at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows an image of herself during her time in the military, at her home Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows images of herself during her time in the military, Thursday, June 10, 2021, at her home in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon poses at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows an image of herself during her time in the military, at her home Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows images of herself during her time in the military, Thursday, June 10, 2021, at her home in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon poses at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows images of herself during her time in the military, Thursday, June 10, 2021, at her home in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon poses at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon poses at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon pauses while speaking about her past at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              CORRECTS NAME OF BATTALION - World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon shows an image of herself during her time in the military, at her home Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Directory Postal Battalion battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon at her home, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Directory Postal Battalion battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              World War II veteran Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon at her home shows an image of herself in during her time in the military, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. McClendon had a storied history as a member of the 6888th Central Directory Postal Battalion battalion that made history as being the only all-female, black unit to serve in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Matt York)