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Major Fannie McClendon

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Major (Ret) Fannie McClendon, USAF, will turn 101 years old, September 22, 2021! She is only one of seven known survivors of the 855 all African American 6888TH CENTRAL POSTAL DIRECTORY BATTALION, who served overseas during WW II. Known as the “Six Triple Eight,” the women accomplished the incredible task of moving a two-year backlog of undelivered mail to 7,000,000 servicemembers. Working three shifts per day, they processed approximately 65,000 pieces of mail per shift. Embracing their motto, “No mail, low morale,” the women cleared the two-year backlog of mail and packages in three months for U.S. military, civilians and Red Cross workers throughout Europe.

The Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (ARAC) is celebrating Major McClendon’s birthday with a drive-by parade at her home in Tempe, AZ from 11:00 am to 11:15 am September 22, 2021. The parade is open to friends, neighbors, and the public. Participants are requested to assemble for the parade at 10:30 am in Tempe, AZ 85282 (Cross streets E Loyola Drive & S Evergreen Road off E Southern Avenue). Nearest freeway SR 60 East, Exit 177 S Dobson Road toward E Southern Avenue.

The parade will proceed promptly at 11:00 am.

For further information or questions, please contact Joseph A. Olano, ARAC Public Information Officer, Email: josephaolano@gmail.com; Cell: (951) 660-9463


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