Essie O'Bryant Woods
Meet the late WII Veteran Mrs. Essie O'Bryant Woods (1942-1945), she served as a staff sergeant in the famous first all black female battalion, 6888 Central Postal Battalion led by the famous Major Charity Adams-Ender. The first black military woman commissioned in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corp (WAAC).
Mrs. Woods passed away on December 25, 2012. She was a few days short of turning 98. She served as one of the founders and mothers of the NABMW. She served on the Organization Structure Committee and was the first Chairperson of the NABMW North-Central Region. Mrs. Woods believed in our motto "To Tell HERSTORY." We all miss her and will certainly keep her vision alive by telling our stories.