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Charity Adams Earley

 
 
Charity Adams Earley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 16, 2017
1. Charity Adams Earley Marker
Inscription.  In 1942, Charity Adams Earley (1918- 2002) became the first African American woman to receive a commission in what became the Women’s Army Corps (WACs). She rose through the ranks to command the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion in Europe, the only unit of African American women to serve overseas in World War II. Upon leaving the service in 1948, she was the WAC’s highest- ranking African American officer, a lieutenant colonel. Raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Earley moved to Ohio to attend Wilberforce University and later, the Ohio State University. She married Stanley Earley, Jr., M.D. in 1949 and they later moved to Dayton. She became active in civic affairs, including serving on the Sinclair Community College Board of Trustees.
 
Erected 2016 by The Dayton Regional Stem School Sinclair Community College Tim Riordan The Ohio Historical Connection. (Marker Number 25- 57.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation
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War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists.
 
Location. 39° 48.641′ N, 84° 13.311′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Shoup Mill Rd (Wright Brother’s Parkway). Marker is on the campus of the Charity Adams Earley Academy. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 440 Shoup Mill Rd, Dayton OH 45415, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Troutman Sound Labs (approx. 2 miles away); Triangle Park (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of First Game in the NFL (approx. 2.2 miles away); D-134 Artillery Memorial Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); United Theological Seminary (approx. 2.4 miles away); In Honor of Don Bassett (approx. 2˝ miles away); Dayton Fire Department Station No. 14 (approx. 2˝ miles away); McCook Field (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
Charity Adams Earley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 16, 2017
2. Charity Adams Earley Marker
full view of marker
Charity Adams Earley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 16, 2017
3. Charity Adams Earley Marker
view from parking lot
Charity Adams Earley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick
4. Charity Adams Earley Marker
archived portrait of Lt. Col. Earley
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 16, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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