The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion Monument

The monument is in the Buffalo Soldier Military Park at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas along with other monuments honoring African-American individuals and units, and consist of a 25-inch Bronze bust of the unit’s Commanding Officer, LTC Charity Adams (Earley), eight black granite panels highlighting the unit’s lineage, historical information, key unit pictures, one panel for the Corporate Donors who donate at least $6,688.88, and on the back panel is an alphabetical list, by states, of 800-plus members, of the original list of 855 assigned during WWII. Three were killed in an automobile accident.

The dimensions of the monument are:

  • Width - 6 feet

  • Depth - 4 feet

  • Height - 4 feet 6 inches

  • Bronze Bust - 25 inches tall

Dedication of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion Monument was on November 30, 2018, at the Buffalo Soldier Monument Park at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. 

The Monument
The Parade
The Dedication Ceremony
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Updates from the Sculptor