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Families celebrate passage of ‘Six Triple Eight’ Congressional Gold Medal Act
Retired Army colonel and current Army Reserve Ambassador Edna Cummings addresses family members along with military and civilian leaders inside the Military Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery June 15 to celebrate President Joe Biden’s signing of the “Six Triple Eight” Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2021. The act awards the Congressional Gold Medal to the members of the Women’s Army Corps who were assigned to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, better known as the “Six Triple Eight,” during World War II. The “Six Triple Eight” is now the only women’s military unit to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal. (U.S. Army photo by Sal Ottaviano, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)