World War II Army 1st Lt. Vivian “Millie” Bailey sits at a table that honors her at a Maryland Mission BBQ restaurant. On the wall above her is her service photo. Photo: Martin Johnson
Millie Bailey – US Army Pilot
Vivian Mildred Corbett Bailey is an American WWII Veteran. Bailey was one of the first African-American officers in the Women’s Army Corps and served as a commander of the Woman’s Colored Detachment. She is honored by sponsoring the Millie Bailey Fund, which benefits Running Brook Title 1 School. With a large population of minority and low-income students, Bailey’s dream was for true equality.
“I would like for everybody to see what they can do to help somebody else, like when you go to buy groceries, buy some extra cans and bring it to the food bank. Yes, live everyday thinking ‘What can I do to make it a better world”. – Millie Bailey
We honor this historical woman this Black History Month.