U.S. commission recommends renaming nine Army bases to strip Confederate legacy
WASHINGTON - A Congressionally mandated commission announced on Tuesday its recommendations for changes to the names of nine U.S. Army bases that currently honor the Confederacy and Confederate leaders. The recommended changes, if implemented, would name bases in honor of Black, Hispanic and female American heroes, including Mary Edwards Walker, the only woman to win the Medal of Honor
Naming Commission identifies new names for Army posts named for Confederates
North Carolina’s storied Fort Bragg Army base should be renamed “Fort Liberty,” a congressional commission recommended Tuesday in a major step forward for the Pentagon’s controversial two-year push to purge from the U.S. military any links to the Confederacy and its most high-profile generals.
Panel recommends new names for Fort Bragg, other Army bases
WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent commission on Tuesday recommended new names for nine Army posts that commemorated Confederate officers. Among their recommendations: Fort Bragg in North Carolina would become Fort Liberty and Fort Gordon in Georgia would become Fort Eisenhower.