Milcopex 2019 Highlights

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- In Conjunction with The National Stamp Dealers Association

- Hosting the Christmas Philatelic Club and Their 50th Anniversary

- Award Winning Pan African Exhibits

- Showing the Documentary "The Six Triple Eight" (see below)

- Numerous Presentations and Special Events

- Over 25 Dealers and 200 Frames of Competitive Stamp Exhibits

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Special Showings of the Documentary Six Triple Eight

Location: MILCOPEX – Wisconsin’s Largest Postage Stamp Show, Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, 6410 S. 13th St, Milwaukee, WI 53221


Film Screening will be held in the AVIATION THEATER inside the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport


Show times are  Friday Sept 20th, @ 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM, 6:15 PM; Saturday Sept 21st @ 2:15 and 4:00 PM

 

Milcopex is very proud to show the documentary "The Six Triple Eight."  In February 1945, the U.S. Army sent 855 black women from the Women’s Army Corps (WACs) to England and France to clear the backlog of mail in the European Theater of Operations.  The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the SixTripleEight, was the only all-black female battalion to serve in Europe during WWII.  


Confronted with racism and sexism from their own leadership and troops, they served with honor and distinction completing their mission in six months.  By war’s end, the SixTripleEight had cleared over 17 million pieces of backlogged mail ensuring the troops stayed in touch with their loved ones back home.  The last of the women returned home in March 1946.   They were never fully recognized…until now.  


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