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Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
NO MAIL, LOW MORALE
“I have a dream.” Dr. King’s words gave Millie hope for an end to her beloved country’s racial divide as she returned home from the march in Washington.
Before she could open her door, someone tapped her shoulder. She whipped around to be caught in the blue-eyed gaze of a Raleigh policeman.
“Mrs. Veasey, were you in the 6888 Postal Directory Battalion during WWII?”
“And proud of it.” She stiffened. “We were the first black, female division in the US Army.”
“I was PFC Nelson…Belgium. No mail for months, until—” He saluted. “Thank you for your service, Ma’am.”
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