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Mary Crawford Ragland Collection

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Mary Crawford Ragland Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Mary Crawford Ragland
State of Birth:
GA
Home State:
DC
Gender
Female
Race
Black or African American

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1945-1946
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
WAC (Women's Army Corps)
Unit of Service
6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion
Location of Service
Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia; Birmingham, England; Rouen, France; Paris, France; European Theater
Highest Rank
Technician Five
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was the only all African-American female unit to serve overseas in World War II.

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Type of Resource:
Video: VHS [1 item] --Oral history interview
Interviewer:
Kathleen Scott
Contributor:
Margaret Reborchuk
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc. (WIMSA)
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/91851
Subjects:
Ragland, Mary Crawford
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps.
Cite as:
Mary Crawford Ragland Collection
(AFC/2001/001/91851), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2020-03-23
 

 

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