To Fight Racial Injustice, the US Army Will Rename Nine Historic Bases – Opinion

U.S. Army underwent a major makeover.

Due to some shady reason, nine branches will be renamed. Currently the monikers are dedicated to Confederate icons.

The Associated Press

[I]The aftermath of the [George Floyd] killing…Congress ordered a comprehensive plan to rename the military posts and hundreds of other federal assets such as roads, buildings, memorials, signs and landmarks that honored rebel leaders.

In March 2021, the Naming Commission had its inaugural meeting. Six months later, they received name suggestions from members of the public.

[T]The commission had received over 34,000 names and estimated that there were approximately 3,670 possible uses. The list eventually narrowed down to 100 names before nine of them were selected to be recommended for Congress.

This project points towards a shift in heart.

Even in 2015, the Army maintained that the Confederate (names) were not meant to honor the rebel cause. They are a symbol of South-South reconciliation. … The change in the military’s thinking was reflected in congressional testimony by Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a month after Floyd’s death. According to Milley, the names of current bases could serve as reminders for Black soldiers about rebel officers who fought against an institution that might have enslaved them ancestors.

Perhaps you remember Gen. Milley’s defense of Critical Race Theory in West Point?

Per the AP, completion of a names list constitutes “the latest step in a broader effort by the military to confront racial injustice.”

Courtesy of the outlet (as well as, here’s a rundown of the embroiled bases and their rechristening recommendations:

  • Virginia’s Fort Pickett –> Fort BarfootFollowing Tech Sgt. Van Barfoot is a Medal of Honor recipient from World War II.
  • Alabama’s Fort Rucker –> Fort NovoselFollowing Chief Warrant officer Michael Novosel (a Medal of Honor recipient from Vietnam and World War II),
  • Virginia’s Fort A.P. Hill –> Fort WalkerMary Edwards Walker is the name of the doctor who was responsible for treating soldiers during Civil War, and later receiving a Medal of Honor.
  • Texas’s Fort Hood –> Fort Cavazos, after Gen. Richard Cavazos, who served in the Korean War, received the Distinguished Service Cross, the second-highest military award, and became the Army’s first Hispanic four-star general
  • Georgia’s Fort Benning –> Fort MooreDedicated to Lt. General Hal Moore who was a veteran of Vietnam who received the Distinguished Service Cross and Julia Moore who were the ones who prompted the formation of groups that conduct in-person notification of casualties.
  • Virginia’s Fort Lee –> Fort Gregg-AdamsAfter Lt. General Arthur J. Gregg (known as a logistic leader) and Lt. Colonel Charity Adams (who led the first Black Army unit deployed to World War II),
  • Georgia’s Fort Gordon –> Fort EisenhowerAfter President Dwight D. Eisenhower who led the allied forces in Europe during World War II.
  • Louisiana’s Fort Polk –> Fort Johnson, after Sgt. William Henry Johnson was a Black Medal of Honor winner who served with the Army during World War I.

Fort Bragg is not being renamed after a person.

[P]anel members said…local residents were adamant that they wanted a name that wasn’t on the final list: Fort Liberty.

We are in mid-revolution. It is important to mention that the military has significantly increased its wakefulness.

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Amid America’s house-cleaning, not even the woods are safe:

Our national update follows suit.

If you ask me, “Fort Bragg” is more appropriate than ever — we now live in a world obsessed with virtue signaling.

If the advised changes seem insufficient, you’ll be encouraged to know the nation’s not nearly done. We’ll continue pummeling the problematic, until no stone is left unturned…



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