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Fort Bragg could be renamed to Fort Liberty in push to remove Confederate names from Army bases – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2022-05-24 15:08:19 –

Fort Bragg, NC-According to US officials, the Blue Ribbon Army Commission has recommended new names for nine army bases named after South Army leaders, including Fort Bragg.

Later on Tuesday, the Army Naming Commission will officially disclose the recommended name of the base, named after the General of the South Army.

Last year, Congress passed a law requiring the renaming of US military facilities named after South Army leaders by 2023.

See: History behind the naming of Fort Bragg, where the Pentagon is considering renaming its base

Fort Bragg, North Carolina, is now named after General Braxton Bragg, a senior general of the South Army. Renamed to Fort Liberty, the only base named after the concept, the other eight bases were renamed primarily to individuals related to Army history.

Other locations that will be renamed are Fort Hood in Texas, Fort Lacquer in Alabama, Fort Pork in Louisiana, Fort Benning and Gordon in Georgia, Fort AP Hill in Virginia, Fort Lee, and Fort Pickett. ..

The Commission recommended renaming Fort Hood, Texas, after Richard E. Cavazos, the first Latino American to reach the Army General.

Fort Gordon, Georgia is renamed after General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who led all the Allied forces in Europe during World War II and later became president.

Fort Lee, Virginia, is named after two people. Former three-star general in logistics, Arthur Greg (the only living person named after the base) and Charity Adams, the first African-American woman. She becomes an officer of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps.

Fort Pickett, Virginia, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic achievements during World War II and is named after Van Burfoot, a descendant of Native Americans.

Fort AP Hill, Virginia, will be renamed after Dr. Mary Walker, a physician and women’s rights activist who was awarded the Medal of Honor during the Civil War.

Fort Benning, Georgia is renamed after Lieutenant Hal Moore, a pioneer of the Air Cavalry, whose story of the Vietnamese era was commemorated in books and the movie “We Were Soldiers.”

Fort Rucker, Alabama is named after Michael Novosel, who was awarded the Medal of Honor in World War II and the wars in South Korea and Vietnam.

Fort Polk, Louisiana is renamed after William Henry Johnson, a soldier whose heroic achievements in World War II were not awarded the Medal of Honor until 2015.

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